News You Can Use: 03/06/17

National Security

Throwing more money at the military won’t make it stronger, The Washington Post

Want to Win Wars? Fund Soft Power, Trump’s Generals Say, Defense One

Iraq To Be Removed From Trump’s New Travel Ban List: Official, Newsweek

Air Force nuclear officer: New START treaty is ‘good for us’, Defense News

McMaster rolls back Flynn’s changes at NSC, Politico

Drugs, crime, and immigration: Nicer words from Trump, still bad policies, Brookings

Report: National Security Adviser McMaster urged President Trump to soften his language on terrorism, Military Times

Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking, The New York Times

Trump’s Military Buildup Threatens to Gut U.S. Coast Guard, Foreign Policy

Trump warned of national security consequences with drastic cuts to Coast Guard budget, The Washington Times

Homeland Security Sees Anger At Trump As A Driver Of “Domestic Terrorist Violence”, The Intercept

Trump May Give the Pentagon More Authority to Conduct Raids, The New York Times

National security adviser to make rare appearance before Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense News

Trump’s State Department Anxiously Awaits its Future, Defense One


McCain continues push for cyber policy, FCW

Shoddy U.S. Cyber Deterrence Policy Emboldens Adversaries, Lawmakers Say, Nextgov

Pentagon Advisers Want Cyber ‘Tiger Teams,’ More Authorities for Cyber Command, Defense One

House hearing gives glimpse into cyberwar threats, challenges, opportunities, Fifth Domain Cyber

How To Start A Lucrative Career In Cybersecurity, Forbes

DNI nominee puts cyberwarfare at top of threat list, Fifth Domain Cyber

Public Health

At VA hospital, anguished veterans wait hours to see doctors, Fox News

Dear Silicon Valley, It Pays To Care About Public Health, Fast Company

County Officials: We’ve Seen What Medicaid Expansion Can Do, Route Fifty

Artificial ’embryos’ created in the lab, BBC News

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare, Foreign Policy

Bold Moves Needed for Reproductive Health and Rights, Human Rights Watch

UN Report Alleges Syrian War Crimes in Aleppo, Rebutting Russian Denials, Defense One

Sri Lanka Dodges Questions on Women’s Rights at UN Committee, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

VA Hearing Spurs Divide Over Hiring Freeze, Bonus Abuse, Government Executive

The R Word,

Former DoD official on transgender policy reversal: Decision ‘saddens me’, Military Times

Charter schools and federal power: What’s next for education policy?, Brookings

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