News You Can Use: 08/05/16

National Security

State Department Looks to Combat African Terrorism with Prevention Program, USNI News

White House unveils plan to boost drones, The Hill

Pentagon buys WMD detection system, C4ISR Net

Political Hacking May Prompt U.S. to Aid Election Security, Bloomberg

3 reasons Russia’s Vladimir Putin might want to interfere in the U.S. presidential elections, Brookings

What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy, Government Executive

How a Secretive Branch of ISIS Built a Global Network of Killers, The New York Times

US Air Force Secretary Skeptical of No-First-Use Nuclear Policy, Defense News


Six Principles for the National Guard’s Cybersecurity Role Protecting the Grid, The National Interest

What DoD, IC can teach OPM on hiring cyber pros, C4ISR Net

Blackout: Thailand’s Cyber Wars, Vice News

Public Health

Florida’s Zika outbreak sparks emergency response and travel warning, Vice News

Zika hits the U.S. military: 41 troops, 7 family members diagnosed, Military Times

Even Presidential Candidates Need Sleep, Government Executive

Amid Shortage of Psychiatric Beds, Mentally Ill Face Long Waits for Treatment, Route Fifty

How Meditation is Helping Veterans Heal, U.S. Veterans Magazine

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Islamic State’s Child Soldiers: First Come the Sweets, Then the Beheadings, Spiegel Online

Syrian government and rebels trade gas attack accusations, Yahoo

UN says 60,000 have fled South Sudan since latest fighting, The Washington Post

Syria ‘toxic attack’: Aleppo rebels accused by Russia, BBC News

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: ISIS is committing genocide against the Yazidis, United Nations

Coup in Turkey

‘There’s Something Going On in Turkey,’ U.S. Colonel Was Told During Coup Attempt, The New York Times

Turkish government has taken over military factories, shipyards, PM says, Reuters

Turkey Slams Amnesty Over Report Alleging Torture, ABC News

Turkish lawyer files complaint accusing U.S. generals of aiding coup attempt, The Washington Post

Turks Can Agree on One Thing: U.S. Was Behind Failed Coup, The New York Times

Government & Military Personnel

The PTSD marijuana study is now recruiting veteran volunteers, Military Times

Harness the Power of Thanks, Government Executive

From now on, every government agency will have to consider climate change, The Washington Post

Cut Tricare Rather than Military Housing Allowance: Defense Analyst,

Agencies Aren’t Sure How Much They Are Saving By Letting Employees Telework, Government Executive

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