News You Can Use: 04/17/18

National Security

After Trump drama, new Pence national security aide steps down, Reuters

Four Big Risks From Bolton’s National Security Council Purge, Bloomberg

Bolton not done resetting Trump national security team, The Hill

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?, Tech Crunch

Coalition launched 105 weapons against Syria, with none intercepted, DoD says, Defense News

U.S. says air strikes cripple Syria chemical weapons program, Reuters

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again, Reuters

Trump finds leaving Syria tougher than he thought, The Associated Press

US message for North Korea in strike on Syria, Asia Times

National security Dems want answers on troop deployment to border, The Hill

Guard faces tricky dance in California border mission, The Associated Press

I Ran US Border Patrol — And I Support Trump’s Call to Deploy the National Guard, Defense One

2018 Hurricane Season Awaits Communities Still Recovering From 2017, Route Fifty

Everybody wants the ability to take down drones, C4ISR Net

Cybersecurity

Command and control: A fight for the future of government hacking, CyberScoop

U.S. Offers $25 Million Cybersecurity Grant After Pipeline Attacks, Bloomberg

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity, Tech Crunch

Are MARSOC cyber operators on the horizon?, Marine Corps Times

Public Health

Trump Builds on Obama Opioid Policy, U.S. News

New Medicaid Requirements Signals Trump Crackdown On Public Assistance Programs, NPR

Louisiana veterans advocate for medical cannabis, The Associated Press

Treating Opioid Overdose, on the Ground, The New York Times

207 Million Eggs Are Recalled Over Salmonella Fears, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Trump strikes Syria — but Assad’s war crimes continue, The Washington Post

Syria Systematically Harasses Medical Aid Convoys, NPR

‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa, Human Rights Watch

Congress can act to prevent genocide and atrocities, The Hill

Migrants and refugees: The unlikely key for economic development, Brookings

Rape Puts Myanmar Army on UN ‘List of Shame’, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Tax day is coming, what are the experts saying?, Brookings

Two Decades of War Have Eroded the Morale of America’s Troops, The Atlantic

Will new retirement system entice more service members to leave early? Officials are watching, Military Times

If Confirmed, Pompeo Would Inherit a State Department in a State of Despair, Government Executive

EPA, FBI and DHS get new senior leadership, Federal Times

Employees At a Small Agency Trump Wants to Abolish Move Toward Unionization, Government Executive

Sam Altman’s Simple Advice On Being Productive—And Not Freaking Out When You Aren’t, Government Executive


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