News You Can Use: 03/31/17

National Security

Trump may actually win the war against Islamic State, Los Angeles Times

The US and Russia Should Never Have Stopped Cooperating to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Defense One

Poll: 42 percent of Americans think the US is winning the ‘war on terror’, Military Times

CENTCOM chief: ‘Vital US interests at stake’ in Yemen, Defense News

Trump’s Ramped-Up Bombing in Yemen Signals More Aggressive Use of Military, Foreign Policy

Pentagon Picks National Security Lawyer to Run Guantanamo War Court,

‘Mission Accomplished’ Will Never Come in Afghanistan, Foreign Policy

The Next Big War Will Turn on AI, Says US Secret-Weapons Czar, Defense One

Border Patrol Sniffs Out High-Tech Collars For Canine Agents, Nextgov

Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Is Preparing New Nuclear Test, The Wall Street Journal

“A Kind of White”, Buzzfeed

Advocates push to start work on Global War on Terror memorial, Military Times


DHS misses deadline to submit cyber strategy to Congress, The Hill

Dealing with cyber vulnerabilities of US weapons systems, Defense News

Top general: ISIS ‘extraordinarily savvy’ in cyber, The Hill

NIST Cyber Framework For Federal Agencies Coming Soon, Nextgov

Public Health

Executive order lays out blueprint for Trump opioid commission, Stat

Four veterans living with PTSD reveal the disorder’s many faces, PBS

In wake of AHCA failure, will Trump turn to states to revise ACA?, Brookings

White House proposes new, sweeping budget cuts at NIH, Stat

Trump’s infrastructure plan could include veterans hospitals, broadband, The Hill

Education At Home & Abroad

Is this Supreme Court ruling a game changer for special education?, PBS

Boosting America’s Scientific Brain Power, Government Executive

Students will suffer under Trump’s education budget, The Hill

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraq: Airstrike Vetting Changes Raise Concerns, Human Rights Watch

U.S. Generals Warn of More Civilian Casualties, As ISIS Wages Desperate Fight in Mosul, Foreign Policy

ISIS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city, Military Times

Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain, The New York Times

US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties, Military Times

U.S. military says difficult to avoid Mosul casualties, probes blast, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

Preparing for a Reduction in Force at Your Agency, Government Executive

Deal to Avoid Shutdown Isn’t Likely to Include Trump’s Proposed 2017 Cuts, Government Executive

‘Bipartisan support’ for legislation helping NC National Guard members and others in military service, The News & Observer

Homeless veterans: Trump’s budget could hurt efforts, Military Times

Lawsuit: Navy discharged woman over sex-harassment complaint, Navy Times

U.S. Fires People at Embassy in Kabul for Drug Dealing, The Wall Street Journal

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