News You Can Use: 06/19/18

National Security

Emerging Threats to National Security, Defense One

Agencies excited about the potential for increased counter-drone authority for national security, FedScoop

Trump orders creation of independent space force – but Congress will still have its say, Defense News

Informants Aren’t Spies – They’re Essential FBI Tools, Government Executive

Jim Mattis: Putin seeks to ‘compromise our belief in our ideals’, Washington Examiner

Moon Jae-in’s Gamble on North Korea Bears Fruit, The Wall Street Journal

The Military Logic Behind Assad’s Use of Chemical Weapons, War on the Rocks

Has Trump Irreversibly Altered the GOP’s Foreign Policy?, The Atlantic

President Trump is Making America Some New Friends… And Enemies, Government Executive

More on North Korea’s Missile Test Sites, 38 North

A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’, The Atlantic

US to boost nuke sniffing with modified C-130s, Defense News


Not The Cyber Deterrence the United States Wants, The Council on Foreign Relations

There Is Now a Well-Documented Example of Cyber Deterrence, Defense One

Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict, The New York Times

Vietnam passes cybersecurity law despite privacy concerns, The Associated Press

NATO cyber team to add another teammate, Fifth Domain

‘Quads for Squads’ grounded over cyber concerns, Marine Corps Times

Public Health

Medicare Takes Aim At Boomerang Hospitalizations Of Nursing Home Patients, NPR

‘Cutting Edge’ Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence, NPR

A spotlight on the 2018 hurricane season — will the Zika virus pose new threats?, The Hill

Opening Up About Depression And Suicide Could Help Someone Else On The Brink, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US expected to quit UN human rights panel over perceived anti-Israel bias, The Guardian

Towards an Effective and Principled EU Migration Policy, Human Rights Watch

U.N. human rights chief calls Trump administration’s policy on migrant children ‘unconscionable’, The Washington Post

Sudan: UN’s Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection, Human Rights Watch

Facilitated Communication Has Been Called An Abuse Of Human Rights. Why Is It Still Around?, Forbes

Government & Military Personnel

Can a new DISA app help solve the security clearance dilemma?, C4ISR Net

Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A preliminary analysis, Brookings

Zones for New Federal Tax Breaks Approved in All 50 States, Route Fifty

Education Department Staff Has Shrunk by 13% in Trump Era, Government Executive

Judge again blocks transgender military ban from taking effect, The Hill

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