News You Can Use: 06/05/18

National Security

A Radical Pick for the National Security Council, The Atlantic

Trudeau: It’s ‘insulting’ that the US considers Canada a national security threat, The Hill

Trump Tariffs Threaten National Security, The New York Times

Trump’s North Korea Gamble Is a Real-Time Experiment, The Atlantic

Relief for North Korea only after clear, irreversible steps to denuclearization: Mattis, Reuters

This is why the Pentagon is taking over security clearance checks, The Associated Press

US Officials Just Mislabeled a Syrian Terror Group as al Qaeda. Worse, They’re Missing a Far Bigger Threat, Defense One

The US Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense, Defense One

Stunning failures found in Global Train and Equip counter-terrorism programs, Military Times

Signs of sophisticated cellphone spying found near White House, U.S. officials say, The Washington Post


5 ways to combat international cyber threats, Fifth Domain

After a Major Cyber Attack, Does the Public Deserve an Explanation?, Route Fifty

The U.S. military combined cyber and kinetic operations to hunt down ISIS last year, general says, CyberScoop

How free software tools fit into the modern cyber theater, Fifth Domain

Public Health

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine, NPR

Coverage gains among higher-income people suggest the ACA’s individual mandate had big effects on coverage, Brookings

Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides, NPR

Retired Army General calls on VA leaders to take responsibility for anti-malaria drug side effects, WUSA

Puerto Rico Ramps Up Mental Health Training, NPR

Five dead, nearly 200 sick in E. coli outbreak from lettuce. And investigators are stumped., The Washington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Asylum Seeking Families, Too, Are Being Separated, Human Rights First

North Korea human rights violations should be addressed in summit talks, The Hill

North Korea’s human rights: What Trump and Kim won’t talk about, BBC

San Juan Mayor Calls Trump’s ‘Total Neglect’ Of Puerto Rico A Violation Of Human Rights, Huffington Post

Long Road for Kenya to Marriage and Property Equality, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Union Files Suit to Block Executive Orders on Official Time, Firing, Government Executive

The Fine Print of Trump’s Executive Order on Official Time, Government Executive

‘VA is not broken’: Outgoing deputy secretary downplays department’s leadership turmoil, Military Times


Most TSP Funds Grew in May, Government Executive

The Federal Agencies With the Most (and Least) Sexual Harassment, Government Executive

How NSA Motivated Employees to Keep Secrets in the 50s and 60s, Government Executive

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