News You Can Use: 05/10/17

National Security

U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan, The Washington Post

Cheap Chinese Aluminum Is a National Security Threat, Foreign Policy

America’s Allies Are in Decline. Here’s How the US Should Adjust, Defense One

DHS Wants To Verify Drones, Devices Are What They Say They Are, Nextgov

US to work through Sweden to free Americans detained in North Korea, Washington Examiner

Mayors Are Launching Task Force to Weigh In on Trump’s Pending Infrastructure Plan, Route Fifty

A side effect of peace in Colombia, a cocaine boom in the U.S., The Washington Post

Washington Loves General McMaster, But Trump Doesn’t, Bloomberg

U.S. Wants to Spend Added Billions on Military in Asia, The Wall Street Journal

Four Reasons Why Talking to North Korea Would Be Smart Strategy, Defense One

Syrian Kurds are now armed with sensitive US weaponry, and the Pentagon denies supplying it, Military Times

Tunnel collapses at Washington nuclear waste plant; no radiation released, Reuters

North Korea Claims Plot Reveals US State-Sponsored Terrorism, Associated Press

Flynn Never Told DIA That Russians Paid Him, Say Officials, NBC

Mark Green withdraws as Trump’s Army secretary nominee, citing ‘false and misleading attacks’, The Washington Post


New Dems Urge OPM To Hire More Cyber Pros Without 4-Year Degrees, Nextgov

Joint Staff links cyber ops to countering air, missile threats, C4ISR Net

Are Cyber Crooks Funding North Korea’s Nukes?, The Daily Beast

Macron hackers linked to Russian-affiliated group behind US attack, The Guardian

Public Health

On the AHCA in the Senate, Brookings

Life Expectancy Is Lower In Parts Of U.S. Than Iraq, The Philippines And North Korea, Newsweek

Despite critics’ claims, the GOP health bill doesn’t classify rape or sexual assault as a preexisting condition, The Washington Post

How Sleep Resets the Brain, Government Executive

Education At Home & Abroad

School choice and segregation: Evidence from New Orleans, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Big child webcam sex bust reveals rising abuse, Associated Press

Witness: A Needless Death in US Immigration Detention, Human Rights Watch

Tillerson says goodbye to human rights diplomacy, Brookings

John McCain: Why We Must Support Human Rights, The New York Times

Once more into the breach: Does foreign aid work?, Brookings

Philippines: UN Members Should Denounce Killings, Abuses, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Lessons from a Long-Time Contractor in Afghanistan, Government Executive

Thank A Government Employee This Week,

FOIA Requests Hit Record High, Processing Improves, Government Executive

California may give legal help to deported veterans, Military Times

OPM Is Ready, but No Agencies Have Requested Separation Incentive Authority Yet, Government Executive

Federal Court Upholds Ruling That Working Capital Fund Employees Can Be Furloughed, Government Executive

National Monuments: Presidents Can Create Them, but Only Congress Can Undo Them, Government Executive

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