News You Can Use: 02/13/18

National Security

How to Win a Great-Power Competition, Foreign Policy

150 retired generals ask Congress not to cut diplomatic spending, Washington Examiner

Pentagon unveils $686 billion military budget for FY19, Defense News

Here’s How U.S.-North Korea Crises Typically End, The Atlantic

Ex-CIA analysts explain why a bloody nose policy on North Korea would backfire, Brookings

Future of captured foreign fighters in Syria unclear, Military Times

Trump to Appoint Schadlow as Deputy National Security Adviser, Official Says, Bloomberg

Erdogan aide meets U.S. National security adviser in Turkey amid tensions, Reuters

Experts discuss an era of new geopolitics, Brookings

The One Thing Infrastructure Experts Feel the Federal Budget Needs Desperately, Route Fifty

US terror designations expose 3 international facilitators for Islamic State, Long War Journal

In the global game of hide and seek, the drones are winning, Star and Stripes

Dark Money: How Militants Exploit Hawala to Fund Terror, The Cipher Brief


America’s Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too, Bloomberg

Trump 2019 Budget Boosts Cyber Spending But Cuts Research, Nextgov

Olympics Open and Cyberattacks Begin, The New York Times

New leader named for Army cyber directorate, Army Times

Microsoft Vet to Lead DHS Cyber and Infrastructure Division, Defense One

How large-scale quantum computers could become a security nightmare, Fifth Domain

U.S. Arrests 13, Charges 36 in ‘Infraud’ Cybercrime Forum Bust, Krebs on Security

Public Health

What The Budget Deal Means For Medicare Drug Prices, NPR

Mild shock therapy may ease anxiety and depression, but not chronic pain, Reuters

How to Avoid Spreading the Flu at Work, Government Executive

OxyContin Drugmaker Vows To Stop Promoting Opioids To Doctors, Huffington Post

Blue Dye Kills Malaria Parasites — But There Is One Catch, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Reuters Publishes Story Of Myanmar Massacre After 2 Journalists Arrested, NPR

Duterte tells Philippine soldiers to shoot female rebels in their vaginas, The Washington Post

Children still being used ‘massively’ as weapons of war: Dallaire, CTV

Development, self-interest, and the countries left behind, Brookings

The genocide in Burma continues. Yet the international community is still sitting on its hands., The Washington Post

Government & Military Personnel

Feds put 9 lenders on notice about ‘aggressive, misleading’ VA loan practices, Military Times

Agency-By-Agency Spending Levels Under Trump’s 2019 Budget, Government Executive

What is the White House proposing for civil service reform?,

OPM retroactively changed retirement benefits without notice, Federal Times

Trump Formalizes 2019 Pay Freeze Proposal, Revives Benefits Cuts, Government Executive

Short-Lived Shutdown Sparks Confusion Across Federal Agencies, Government Executive

State Department Lost 12% of its Foreign Affairs Specialists in Trump’s First 8 Months, Government Executive

How Many Employees Would Your Agency Lose (or Gain) Under Trump’s Budget?, Government Executive

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