News You Can Use: 06/15/18

National Security

Congress May Declare the Forever War, The Atlantic

Mike Pompeo, Cleanup On Aisle 38, Foreign Policy

What happened at the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore?, Brookings

Trump’s Attacks on Allies Are Widening the Atlantic, Bloomberg

Here’s How That $380 Million in Election Security Funding Is Being Spent, Nextgov

NATO Needs More Big Exercises, Too, Defense One

Where Did the U.S. Go Wrong in the Philippines? A Hard Look at a ‘Success’ Story, War on the Rocks

Can a software program predict the future?, Fifth Domain

Global Illicit Trade Environment Index: A Call to Action, Diplomatic Courier

Elite Coast Guard team training for potential chemical weapons attacks, CBS

US nuclear weapons lab deploys drone-disabling system, C4ISR Net


Nearly All Major Agencies Are on Governmentwide Cyber Threat Dashboard, Nextgov

The State Department’s New Cyber Reports Miss the Point Entirely, Defense One

Top Marine says cyber warriors must get more flexibility, Fifth Domain

Two Companies Picked To Protect Nation’s 600 Dams from Cyberattacks, Nextgov

Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo’s Snooping Habits, Wired

Public Health

U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men, NPR

House Passes Bill to Help USPS Block International Shipments With Illegal Opioids, Government Executive

Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative, NPR

Florida health agency collecting data on Patrick Air Force Base cancers, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US expected to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council: report, The Hill

The Real Reason the Middle East Hates NGOs, Foreign Policy

U.S. Warns Banks About Human Rights Abusers, Imposes Sanctions, The Wall Street Journal

First They Came For the Rohingya Muslims, Forbes

US-based group calls for action against money laundering in S. Sudan, Sudan Tribune

Government & Military Personnel

Government Already Has a Blueprint for Implementing Pay For Performance, Government Executive

Calling all retirees: The Army is looking for recruiters and instructors to go back on active duty, Army Times

Democratic Senators Demand OPM Reverse Course on Proposed Retirement Cuts, Government Executive

House Democrats Join Fight Against Workforce Executive Orders, Government Executive

Wanted: Leaders we can believe in, Air Force Times

Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State, Foreign Policy

Retirement Facts: A True-False Quiz, Government Executive

Democrats and Republicans unite — at least briefly, on a baseball diamond, Politico

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