News You Can Use: 02/27/18

National Security

McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump, CNN

We’ve Lost the Opening Info Battle against Russia; Let’s Not Lose the War, Defense One

US Army seeks new missile to counter drones, rockets and more, Defense News

Trump says son-in-law’s clearance is up to Kelly, The Associated Press

A two-year timeline of FBI and police failures to stop the Parkland school shooter, Quartz

The Commerce Department’s Self-Defeating Conception of National Security, Lawfare

US Announces New Sanctions Against Smugglers Who Bring Fuel to North Korea, Defense One

White House: Trump’s personal legal team still discussing Trump testifying before Robert Mueller, Washington Examiner

AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence, Quartz


DOJ looks to improve handling of cyberthreats with new task force, CyberScoop

The security solution found inside shipping containers, Fifth Domain

Russians hacked hundreds of Olympic computers and attempted to blame North Korea: report, The Hill

The Trick To Winning At Cybersecurity? Expect To Get Hacked, Forbes

State Dept. launches $40M offensive against foreign propaganda, The Hill

Public Health

Benzodiazepines: our other prescription drug epidemic, Stat

Doctors: All Teens Should Be Screened for Depression Yearly, Daily Beast

People with mental illness can make psychiatric advance directives. We need to encourage them to do so, Stat

Cholera outbreak kills dozens of DRC refugees in Uganda, Journal du Cameroun

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Amnesty’s Annual Report Offers a Scathing Assessment of the World’s Human Rights, Time

Syria/Russia: International Inaction as Civilians Die, Human Rights Watch

Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages, The Associated Press

Violence rages unabated in Ghouta as Syria defies U.N. cease-fire resolution, The Washington Post

Government & Military Personnel

TSP Announces New Investment Chief, Government Executive

FBI warns taxpayers to beware of new scams to steal W-2 info, ARS Technica

VA loans and new construction: When, and how, it can work, Military Times

Senators Try Yet Again to Crack Down on VA’s Senior Executives, Government Executive

Artist soldiers: Their self-expression and humanity in WWI is revealed in exhibit, Military Times

White House receives Mattis memo on transgender troops, The Associated Press

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