News You Can Use: 07/18/16

National Security

National security officials admit they’re worried about violence at upcoming conventions, The Week

In the Age of ISIS, Who’s a Terrorist, and Who’s Simply Deranged?, The New York Times

The Iran deal: Off to an encouraging start, but expect challenges, Brookings

Remarks at Public-Private Sector Roundtable Discussion on Zika, State Department

Carter: U.S. Troop Level in Afghanistan Bolsters Global Counter-Terrorism Fight, DoD News

French Attack Spotlights Issue of National Security in 2016 Campaign, U.S. News


U.S. military has launched a new digital war against the Islamic State, The Washington Post

DHS Looks for Ways to Protect Mobile Devices, Nextgov

To Succeed in Cyberspace, Don’t Forget the Human Element, Nextgov

Cybersecurity Not Stand-Alone Issue in Trump v. Clinton, Bloomberg BNA

Coup in Turkey

Erdoğan’s real opportunity after the failed coup in Turkey, Brookings

In Coup’s Aftermath, New Rifts Between U.S. and Turkey, Foreign Policy

Turkey detains 6,000 in failed coup amid signs of chaos in the military, The Washington Post

E.U. and U.S. Urge Erdogan to Show Restraint After Coup Attempt in Turkey, The New York Times

The Purge Begins in Turkey, The New Yorker

Arrest warrant issued for Erdogan’s top military aide in crackdown, Turkish media report, Fox News

Turkey widens post-coup purge, demands Washington hand over cleric, Reuters

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

They Will Find Us and Kill Us: From murder to mass rape, a special report from the front lines of South Sudan’s civil war, Foreign Policy

Cybersecurity blind spots: Mitigating risks and vulnerabilities, TechTarget

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, State Department

Government & Military Personnel

Congress Should Demand Wiser, Not More, War Spending, Defense One

Agencies Are Entering a ‘High-Risk Period’ for Nepotism, Report Says, Government Executive

Are Federal Pay and Benefits Too Generous?, Government Executive

Army at risk after downsizing and diminishing public affairs mission, Army Times

The Fight Over How to Avoid a Government Shutdown Is Just Getting Started, Government Executive

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