News You Can Use: 08/03/18

National Security

American Retirees Are a National Security Threat, Foreign Policy

All talk, no action on election security, The Associated Press

Leaked chats show alleged Russian spy seeking hacking tools, The Associated Press

Opposition to a Space Force Simmers in the Senate, Government Executive

The US Military Should Be Doubling Down on Space, Defense One

The US Military Should Not Be Doubling Down on Space, Defense One

The 5 hard truths of drone warfare, C4ISR Net

US slaps export controls on dozens of Chinese firms over ‘threat to national security’ as trade tensions escalate, South China Morning Post

Suspected Russian spy worked at US Embassy in Moscow: Report, Washington Examiner

House and Senate Again Decline to Fund Trump’s Proposed Homeland Security Hiring Spree, Government Executive

America Needs a Blockchain Strategy ASAP, Foreign Policy


The fight over Trump’s cyber strategy, Fifth Domain

DHS Hosts Successful First-Ever National Cybersecurity Summit, Department of Homeland Security

America could protect cyberspace like WMDs, Fifth Domain

DHS Creates Cyber Risk Center to Protect High-Value Targets, Defense One

Cyber Command chief will weigh in on split from NSA, Fifth Domain

How Russian Hackers Amplified the Seth Rich Conspiracy Until it Reached Donald Trump and the CIA, Defense One

Public Health

Poll Finds One-Quarter of Americans Believe Smoking Should be Banned, Route Fifty

Shifting Federal Policies Threaten Health Coverage For Trans Americans, NPR

Addiction by design: Place, isolation, and deaths of despair, Brookings

How would individual market premiums change in 2019 in a stable policy environment?, Brookings

Some Bacteria Are Becoming ‘More Tolerant’ Of Hand Sanitizers, Study Finds, NPR

Red States May Be Ready to Expand Medicaid—In Exchange for Work, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Taiwan, ‘Still Fighting’ for Democracy, Gets Nod to Host Human Rights Event, The New York Times

Internal Documents Show How Trump Administration Misled Public on Poverty, Foreign Policy

It’s time for the United States and Europe to face the politics of cultural displacement, Brookings

Anti-Racism Groups Feel Tarred by Facebook’s Fight Against Fake Accounts, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

The Army is growing, so why are soldiers so afraid of being forced out?, Army Times

Why I Didn’t Sign Up to Defend the International Order, Foreign Policy

How to Get Millennials into Government, Government Executive

TSP performance stays positive in July, returns show, Federal News Radio

DoD exempts wounded warriors from ‘deploy or get out’ policy, Military Times

Defense Bill Headed to Trump’s Desk Restores Defense Long-Term Per Diem Rates, Government Executive

Senate passes measure to extend commissary, exchange privileges to more veterans, Stars and Stripes

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