News You Can Use: 06/08/18

National Security

Four Ways North Korea’s Nukes Spell Trouble for the US — Even If They’re Never Used, Defense One

Facebook allowed Chinese firm charged as a national security threat to access user data, Washington Examiner

What a Small ISIS Cell in Trinidad is Teaching SOUTHCOM, Defense One

Statement from DHS Press Secretary on May Border Numbers, Department of Homeland Security

Uncovering the new administration’s drone war policy, C4ISR Net

Why the US shouldn’t build more foreign bases, Defense News

Drone Strikes Expand, Hustling the US Down a Risky Path, Defense One

‘Utter chaos’: ICE arrests 114 workers in immigration raid at Ohio gardening company, The Washington Post

John Bolton will travel to Singapore for Trump-Kim summit, The Hill

Coastal Flooding Likely to Continue Breaking Records, Route Fifty

Federal Immigration Reform Could Boost Boston’s Economy, Route Fifty


Are We Headed for a ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’ with Russia?, The Cipher Brief

There will be no ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’, Fifth Domain

An Alliance Too Far: The Case Against a Cyber NATO, Defense One

DISA, worried about cyberattacks, looks to the cloud, Fifth Domain

GAO Probing FCC Claims of Denial-of-Service Attack, Nextgov

From cyber to readiness, here’s what came out of NATO’s defense ministers meeting, Fifth Domain

Public Health

CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically, NPR

West Virginia to Start Statewide Distribution of Naloxone to First Responders, Route Fifty

In Rural Ohio, An Opioid Crisis Becomes A Meth Crisis, NPR

Reorganizing Welfare Programs Is a Very Big Deal, Government Executive

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Erratic budget processes threaten US foreign aid, Brookings

How Sanctions Feed Authoritarianism, The Atlantic

North Korea: End Repressive Rule, Rights Abuses, Human Rights Watch

Trump’s brutal refugee program reflects prejudice instead of compassion, Los Angeles Times

Turkey: Elections Under State of Emergency, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Trump seeks to reorganize the federal government, Politico

Major Changes to Federal Separation Pay and Hiring Tucked Into Senate Defense Bill, Government Executive

Administration Official: Don’t Forget We Also Want to Reward Good Feds, Government Executive

The Growing Retirement Backlog, Encouraging Feds to Volunteer and More, Government Executive

The Army released a new vision statement — here are 3 things soldiers need to know, Army Times

Report: Agency Reorganization Plans Include Massive Shake-up at HHS, Agriculture, Government Executive

Appointee Watch: A Wave of State, Defense Nominations, Government Executive

Seven reasons to worry about the American middle class, Brookings

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