News You Can Use: 05/08/18

National Security

Trump abandons ‘defective’ Iran nuclear deal, to revive sanctions, Reuters

European diplomat: ‘Pretty obvious’ Trump plans to nix Iran deal, Washington Examiner

Trump Is Setting America on an Unpredictable Course in the Middle East, The Atlantic

Fixing The Iranian Missile Problem, Defense One

Don’t Count on Regime Change to Stop Iran’s Nuclear Program, The Atlantic

The US May Seek Defenses Against Russian Missiles. We Need to Talk about That., Defense One

National security officials preparing contingency plans if Haspel’s nomination fails, CNN

Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence, Defense One

US-Jordan exercise tests response to chemical, biological threats, Defense News

How border protection software could help analyze battlefield videos, C4ISR Net

How far can China’s long-range missiles reach in the South China Sea?, Defense News

Homeland Security shooters are dumping .308 for this long-range round, Army Times

We Need a NATO for Infowar, Defense One

US Border Patrol eyes murals painted by deported veterans on Mexico border wall, Stars and Stripes


Trump administration may throw out the approval process for cyberwarfare, CyberScoop

Officials Brief Trump on Election Security, Nextgov

McCain book advocates cyberwarfare retaliation against Russia, Defense News

Cyber Command, NSA open new $500 million operations center, Fifth Domain

The State Department might designate a cyber ambassador, Federal Times

A Georgia Hacking Bill Gets Cybersecurity All Wrong, Wired

A cyberattack knocked a Tennessee county’s election website offline during voting, TechCrunch

Nakasone takes helm at NSA and newly elevated Cyber Command, Fifth Domain

Three decisions Cyber Command’s new leader will have to make, Fifth Domain

Public Health

When A Mystery Outbreak Strikes, Who You Gonna Call?, NPR

In veterans, even a mild case of traumatic brain injury is linked to an increased risk of dementia, Los Angeles Times

Doctors Stumped By Rare Eye Cancer Cases In North Carolina, Alabama, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department, Foreign Policy

UN says Afghan air raid in April killed 30 children, The Associated Press

Africa’s alternative path to development, Brookings

Government & Military Personnel

Thank a Government Employee This Week,

Trump Praises the ‘Tireless Dedication’ of Federal Employees, But Says They Can Do Better, Government Executive

OPM Proposes Legislation to Cut Retirement Benefits for Current and Former Feds, Government Executive

TSP Withdrawal Update, Government Executive

Child-on-child sexual assault problem at bases worse than previously reported, military officials disclose, The Associated Press

Gaping Security Holes in Handling of Troops’ Medical Records, IG Finds,

With retention up and recruiting down, here’s how the Army plans to add 7,500 more soldiers to the ranks, Army Times


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