News You Can Use: 05/04/18

National Security

The Afghan War Isn’t Being Won, Says New Pentagon Audit, Foreign Policy

The Dead Metaphors of National Security, Defense One

White House ignores executive order requiring count of civilian casualties in counterterrorism strikes, The Washington Post

Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?, Foreign Policy

U.S. Progress in Rebuilding Afghanistan Detectable Amid Tragedy, Government Executive

Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism—But don’t treat it that way, Brookings

U.S. Weighs Curbs on Chinese Telecom Firms Over National-Security Concerns, The Wall Street Journal

What a Wisconsin Mayor Learned From a Disaster Recovery Trip to Puerto Rico, Route Fifty

America’s critical minerals problem has gone from bad to worse, Defense News

As Trump mulls the Iran deal’s fate, a three-ring circus ensues, Brookings

Revealed: The Trump version of international diplomacy, Defense News


There’s Nothing to Stop the 2018 Elections From Being Hacked, The Atlantic

Why Cities Are So Bad at Cybersecurity, City Lab

Why a NATO team defended a made-up country’s infrastructure, Fifth Domain

A new leader for Army Cyber Command, Fifth Domain

McCain book: US should consider cyberattack to punish Putin, Defense News

How the U.S. Government Learned to Stop Worrying About The Global Internet and Kicked Russians Off Its Networks, Nextgov

Pentagon Bans Sale of Chinese-Designed Phones On Military Bases, Nextgov

Public Health

Planned Parenthood Sues To Block Trump’s ‘Radical Shift’ In Family Planning Program, NPR

The Public Health Crisis Facing Homeless Children, The Daily Beast

Federal Government Sends Warning To Vaping Companies, NPR

Google Street View Images Could Help Us Address a Public Health Crisis, Futurism

VA Dems Demand Answers on Electronic Health Records Delay, Nextgov

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Focus on human rights fades as U.S., South Korea pursue North Korea deal, Reuters

Rising Hostility to Media Threatens Real Democracy, Human Rights Watch

On World Press Freedom Day, Human Rights First Urges DHS to Release Detained Award-Winning Mexican Journalist Asylum Seeker, Human Rights First

Russia: FIFA Should Urge Kremlin to Free Chechen Activist, Human Rights Watch

Neoliberalism and Human Rights, Lawfare

Government & Military Personnel

You May Have to Wait 2 Years to Get That Security Clearance, Government Executive

Survey: Nearly 30 Percent of Feds Report Greater Resistance to Telework, Government Executive

We are way too optimistic about how long we’ll live, Quartz

TSP Funds Level Off After Months of Volatility, Government Executive

For America, Welfare is Essential for Warfare, War on the Rocks

Pompeo’s First Mission: Restoring State Department’s ‘Swagger’, Foreign Policy

White House Produces No Evidence It Considered Public Input on Reorganizing Government, Government Executive


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