News You Can Use: 07/15/16

National Security

Truck Attack in Nice Shows Limits of Global Hunt for Terrorism, The Wall Street Journal

The World After the Iran Deal: Better or Worse?, Foreign Policy

Standoff Brews Over the Future of US Security Assistance, Defense News

FBI Utah office actively investigating home-grown terrorists, agent in charge says, Deseret News

Southcom Commander Outlines Latin America Strategy, DoD News

How a modest contract for ‘applied research’ morphed into the CIA’s brutal interrogation program, The Washington Post

Why the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Syria, The New York Times

Written testimony of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Worldwide Threats to the Homeland: ISIS and the New Wave of Terror”, Department of Homeland Security


Foreign Hackers Target Thousands of Gmail Users Every Month, Nextgov

When and how to respond to cyber acts of war, Federal Times

It’ll be Brains Vs. Bots in Vegas Cyberwar Sponsored by the Pentagon, Nextgov

Cyber Tactics: State of Defense Information Security, Defense News

Is the Islamic State planning a cyber-caliphate?, Al-Monitor

South China Sea

Why Americans should care about the South China Sea, Los Angeles Times

U.S. launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions, Reuters

What does the South China Sea ruling mean, and what’s next?, Brookings

Why a tribunal has ruled against China on the South China Sea, The Economist

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis, State Department

Human rights are not ‘abstract ideas,’ must be main tool in meeting development targets, UN News Centre

South Sudan struck by aid shortage after days of fighting, The Washington Post

Meeting Refugee Goals, Government Executive

Cameroon Troops Kill, Torture Boko Haram Suspects: Amnesty, Associated Press

Joint Statement on Supporting the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Through the Global Equality Fund, State Department

Government and Military Personnel

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Hatch Act?, Government Executive

Bill Would Allow Special Pay, Bonuses for Hard-to-Fill Federal Jobs, Government Executive


Report: DOD and VA still years away from full health records sharing, Military Times

Retirement With Training Wheels, Government Executive



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