News You Can Use: 06/20/17

National Security  

Safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos, The Washington Post

As U.S. Adds Troops in Afghanistan, Trump’s Strategy Remains Undefined, The New York Times

Texas Cities Caught in the Crossfire of Sanctuary Fight, Foreign Policy

Graham ‘All In’ on Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy, Roll Call

Defense Secretary Mattis explains what war with North Korea would look like, Business Insider

Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network, Military Times

‘The war after Isis’: has Trump opened the door to conflict with Iran?, The Guardian

The US Army Urgently Needs a Modern Air-Defense Control System, Defense One

State Department designates ‘coordinator’ of Islamic State attacks in Europe, 2 others, Long War Journal

U.S. Fighter Jet Shoots Down Syrian Warplane, The New York Times

If Trump Won’t Fight Climate Change, We Must — for the Troops’ Sake, Defense One

The New, Old War in Afghanistan, Foreign Policy

Fitzgerald crew’s ‘heroic efforts’ saved their ship from sinking, admiral says, Navy Times


Air Force launches Space Cyber Challenge, C4ISR Net

CYBERCOM defensive cyber arm adds intel/ops fusion cell, Fifth Domain Cyber

How To Know Which NIST Framework To Use, Nextgov

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System, Motherboard

Coming soon: joint international cyberspace operations, C4ISR Net

If Your Home Wi-fi Router Is On This List, It Might Be Vulnerable To CIA Hacking Tools, Nextgov

Public Health

At the 1st Meeting of Trump’s Opioid Commission, Medicaid Was the Elephant in the Room, Route Fifty

America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t, The Washington Post

Bill would give terror victims care at military hospitals, Military Times

Repeal and phase out? Senate proposals on Medicaid expansion funding, Brookings

New Analysis: 3 Million Children Would Lose Coverage Under AHCA, Route Fifty

House passes fix to veterans health care tax credit controversy, Military Times

Education At Home & Abroad

How progressive is school funding in the United States?, Brookings

Africa: Make Girls’ Access to Education a Reality, Human Rights Watch

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraqi Christians targeted for deportation face ‘death sentence’ in Iraq, lawyers say, The Guardian

Canada: Police Fail Indigenous Women in Saskatchewan, Human Rights Watch

Trump administration cancels program to protect immigrant parents from deportation, Los Angeles Times

How to Avoid a Bloodbath in Venezuela, Foreign Policy

Vietnam: End Attacks on Activists and Bloggers, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

The Hidden Cost of Federal Health Plans, Government Executive

House Democrats Pen Letter Blasting Proposed Federal Retirement Cuts, Government Executive

It’s time to make paid parental leave happen nationally, and here’s how to do it, Brookings

Agency Leaders Backtrack From Some of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts, Government Executive

VA still planning to round down benefit payouts, Military Times

New program helps keep Army Reserve soldiers from losing vital medical skills, Army Times

OMB Looks to Cut Agencies’ Workloads by Trimming Reporting Burden, Government Executive

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