News You Can Use: 05/26/17

National Security

The Islamic State and the End of Lone-Wolf Terrorism, Foreign Policy

Political Violence Against Americans 2016, Department of State

Lindsey Graham Invokes Benghazi in Attacking Trump Budget, The Huffington Post

Trump budget proposal slashes Obama’s counterterror partnerships fund, Defense News

Are the U.S. and Iran on a Collision Course in Syria?, Foreign Policy

U.S. starts ‘extreme vetting’ at Australia’s offshore detention centers, Reuters

Trump’s Military Buildup Won’t Begin Until 2019, Defense One

Trump’s First Defense Budget Has North Korea Written All Over It, Defense One

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a ‘madman with nuclear weapons,’ according to transcript of Duterte call, The Washington Post

As Trump weighs more troops in Afghanistan, some in Congress seek to freeze his funding, Military Times

Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides, Politico

James Mattis, A Warrior In Washington, The New Yorker


Here’s How The Trump Budget Treats Cyber, Nextgov

A change to the cyberthreat, C4ISR Net

Security Firms Tie WannaCry Ransomware to North Korea, Foreign Policy

China may change cybersecurity rules amid pushback: report, The Hill

Lansing utility company loses 14 employees after cyberattack, Fifth Domain Cyber

Fog of cyberwar spurs virtual arms race on Korean peninsula, Nikkei Asian Review

Public Health

43 Percent Of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained, NPR

Scientists race against time as Yemen’s deadly cholera outbreak spirals, The Guardian

Medical Research, Health Care Face Deep Cuts In Trump Budget, NPR

‘I was panicked’: Deaf patients struggle to get interpreters in medical emergencies, Stat

Frozen ‘space sperm’ passes fertility test, BBC

Education At Home & Abroad

Trump’s Higher Education Budget Proposal: Successes And Shortcomings, Forbes

Top Education Department official resigns, Politico

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Hospitals, Health Workers Under Attack, Human Rights Watch

Taiwan Moves Closer To Marriage Equality After Milestone Court Ruling, Amnesty International

China’s Rights Abuses Infect UN, Human Rights Watch

Lives of 24 million children threatened by conflict, UNICEF says, Stat

All Schools Should Be Safe Havens Like Mine, Huffington Post

Government & Military Personnel

Trump budget to carve $4B from federal employee retirement, Federal Times

Trump Proposes Easier Firing, Job Cuts at Most Agencies, Government Executive

How Many Jobs Would Your Agency Lose Under Trump’s 2018 Budget?, Government Executive

Trump’s big VA budget request comes with proposed trims to veterans benefits, Military Times

Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $46B Savings Package, Government Executive

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