News You Can Use: 02/12/19

National Security

Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown, The New York Times

U.S. Military Warns of Threat From Chinese-Run Space Station in Argentina, Foreign Policy

The Pentagon is flying more drone missions along America’s border, Defense News

Why the Wall Will Never Rise, The Atlantic

With New Appointment, State Department Ramps Up War Against Foreign Propaganda, Foreign Policy

U.S. Envoy For Peace In Afghanistan Sees ‘Long Road’ Ahead For Final Deal, NPR

California Is Expected to Pull National Guard Troops Out of Border Duty, The New York Times

Top Foreign-Policy Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union, Foreign Policy

Inside the Secretive US Air Campaign In Somalia, The Nation

‘US demands North Korea reveal names of ICBM experts’, The Korea Times

Active-Shooter Drills Are Tragically Misguided, Route Fifty


The struggle behind predicting a cyberattack, Fifth Domain

U.S. busts Romanian cybercrime ring that phished Americans, laundered millions of dollars, CyberScoop

Lawmakers Propose a Rotational Program for Federal Cyber Workers, Nextgov

Here’s the leader of new combined intel and cyber office, Fifth Domain

Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many, The Associated Press

DHS briefs industry on shift in Chinese hacking that ‘increases the risk for all of us’, CyberScoop

Public hacker test on Swiss Post’s e-voting system, Swiss Post

Public Health

Nearly 100 children dead from Ebola in Congo as crisis worsens, CNN

DoD and civilian doctors, pharmacies now sharing information about opioid prescriptions, watching for abuse, Military Times

Is Medicare for All a trap for Democrats?, Brookings

Vets could soon get free child care during medical treatment, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Europe should press the UN on North Korea’s human rights abuses, Euro News

US Department of Justice’s Misguided Move to Block Safe Injection Site, Human Rights Watch

South Sudan: Does Juba Even Care About Protecting Girls From Sexual Violence?, All Africa

Venezuela’s Guaido Blasts Government Aid Blockade, Voice of America

Gutting Payday Loan Rules Will Harm Vulnerable Families, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

GOP Senator Endorses 2.6 Percent Pay Raise for Feds, Improving Proposal’s Prospects, Government Executive

Why some feds are still missing pay after the shutdown, Federal Times

White House Says Shutdown Still ‘On the Table’ as Congressional Negotiations Stall, Government Executive

Millions of Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink, The New York Times

The military’s lingering readiness problem: Lack of daycare, Military Times

Restoring Health to a Civil Service on Life Support, Government Executive

Diplomats Aren’t Following the State Department’s Social Media Rules, Watchdog Says, Nextgov

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