News You Can Use: 02/05/19

National Security

The government is whittling down its security clearance backlog, Federal Times

US special envoy for N. Korea going to Pyongyang: official, AFP

What the demise of the INF treaty means, Brookings

Secretary Nielsen Statement On New Migrant ‘Caravan’, Department of Homeland Security

How U.S. Mission Creep in Syria and Iraq Could Trigger War With Iran, Foreign Policy

Top General in Middle East Says He Wasn’t Consulted on Syria Withdrawal, Defense One

Trump says he has ‘no plans’ to withdraw US troops from S. Korea, Stars and Stripes

Transforming America’s supply chain into a strategic weapon, Defense News

What to Look for in the fiscal year 2020 U.S. Department of Defense budget request, Military & Aerospace Electronics


America’s Misbegotten Cyber Strategy, The Atlantic

The Teams Who Test US Cyber Defenses Aren’t Being Tough Enough: Pentagon Report, Defense One

A tweaked DoD cloud strategy looks beyond Amazon, Federal Times

Public Health

In the US, the Right to Health is in Peril, Human Rights Watch

Survey Technique Shows Way to Better Understand Scope of Local Opioid Abuse, Route Fifty

Donald Trump Is Getting It Right on Veterans Care, The New York Times

Embattled VA Health Care System May Merge With Pentagon’s, Bloomberg

Vets Plead with Panel for Thorough Review of Malaria Drugs,

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Unexpected Dangers for Fleeing Saudi Women, Human Rights Watch

Hakeem al-Araibi case: Bahrain is emboldened to take human rights abuse beyond its borders, The Guardian

Cambodia: Acid Attack Survivors Denied Treatment, Justice, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Suicides among active-duty soldiers are up about 20 percent, Army Times

Dozens of Shutdown-Impacted Workers Will Accompany Lawmakers to State of the Union, Government Executive

What to expect from the State of the Union, Brookings

Federal Agencies Can Fire Employees for Accidentally Using Marijuana, Federal Court Rules, Government Executive

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