News You Can Use: 08/01/16

National Security

How an Elite New York Police Unit Rehearses for a Terrorist Attack, The New York Times

More locally transmitted Zika in U.S. expected: official, Reuters

1st Likely Cases of Zika Transmitted by Mosquitoes on U.S. Mainland in Florida, Route Fifty

Balanced Internationalism: 5 Core Principles to Guide U.S. National Security Policy, The National Interest

CIA chief talks social media for spies, government role on Internet at Aspen seminar, The Gazette


How synced can (and should) NSA and CIA be on cyber?, FCW

Tackling Cyber Espionage, Defense News

Cyberwarfare a Double-edged Sword for Authoritarian States, Modern War Institute

White House: Cyber Competitions Could Solve Skills Shortage, Nextgov

Coup in Turkey

Welcome to the Cemetery of Traitors, Foreign Policy

Turkey culls nearly 1,400 from army, overhauls top military council, Reuters

Turkey’s Powerful Spy Network Failed to See Coup Coming, The Wall Street Journal

Turkey’s failed coup could have disastrous consequences for Europe’s migrant crisis, Brookings

Decree by Turkey’s Erdogan brings military more under govt, The Washington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraq’s displaced face catastrophic conditions amid absence of humanitarian aid, Middle East Monitor

U.N. humanitarian aid convoy ambushed in Borno, Nigeria, United Press International

Sri Lanka: 10 Years Since Aid Worker Massacre, Human Rights Watch

How Bad Are Qatar’s Human Rights Violations?, Seeker

Military & Government Personnel

No One Will Want a Federal Leadership Job After What I’ve Been Through, IRS Chief Warns, Government Executive

The millennials have taken over: A primer for the military’s generational shift, Army Times

Group Proposes $333 Billion in Cuts to Feds’ Pay and Benefits, Government Executive

Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic, The New York Times

Pentagon Watchdog Takes the Reins of Sexual Assault Whistleblower Investigations, Government Executive

Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Retired generals shouldn’t speak at political conventions, Marine Corps Times


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