News You Can Use: 02/08/17

National Security

Don’t recklessly reverse Americans’ progress in Iraq, Brookings

U.S. shares election-hacking intel with Europe, Politico

Iran world’s ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism,’ Mattis says, CNN

Trump’s immigration ban puts deployed troops at risk, Military Times

U.S. House Leader Urges More Spending On Missile Defense, Citing Iran, Radio Free Europe

Military chiefs warn of force-readiness struggles, Defense News

Prosecutors to seek indictment against former NSA contractor as early as this week, The Washington Post

Will the Courts Find Trump’s Travel Ban Unconstitutional?, The Atlantic

Welcome to America’s ‘Nuclear Sponge’, Defense One

The U.S.-Mexico relationship is dangerously on the edge, Brookings

The FBI is Building a National Watchlist that Gives Companies Real-Time Updates on Employees, The Intercept

China’s Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter, The New York Times

Here are the 78 terrorist attacks the White House says were largely underreported, The Washington Post

How Trump Can Get Tough on North Korea, Foreign Affairs

Yemen is the First Battleground in Trump’s Confrontation with Iran, Foreign Policy

Trump Tells Americans to Blame Judge Who Blocked His Travel Ban if ‘Something Happens’, Voice of America


GAO: DHS cyber communications center could communicate better, Federal Times

Security, Background Checks, Tech Refreshes Top House Oversight’s To-Do List, Nextgov

Cyber’s role in Air Force’s premier training exercise: Red Flag, Fifth Domain Cyber

DISA technology chief Mihelcic to step down, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Trump, Congressional GOP Back Off From Immediate Obamacare Repeal, NPR

IUDs for inmates seen as tool to combat opioid crisis, The Tennessean

DEA guidance is clear: Cannabidiol is illegal and always has been, Brookings

The rise of “Generation Health”, Tech Crunch

WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia, Voice of America

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Isis paying smugglers’ fees in recruitment drive among child refugees, The Guardian

Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria, Amnesty International

Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls, Human Rights Watch

The U.S. military’s stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported, Military Times

Kenya’s Government Should Resolve Doctors’ Strike, Human Rights Watch

Record number of children killed in Afghanistan conflict in 2016, U.N. says, Los Angeles Times

Government & Military Personnel

When Government Employees Pose a Threat to Security and Safety, Government Executive

Unemployment rate for young vets up again in January, Military Times

VA Has No Way of Knowing How Much It Spends on Employees’ Union Activity, Government Executive

The Trump “unhappiness” effect nears the Great Recession for many, Brookings

Want to fill a DoD civilian job? Here’s how you get a waiver to Trump’s freeze, Government Executive

How to Cope with Failure and Rejection, Government Executive

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