News You Can Use: 08/11/17

National Security  

Why deterring and containing North Korea is our least bad option, Brookings

How to Learn to Live With a Nuclear North Korea, Foreign Policy

Why North Korea threatened Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power, The Washington Post

If U.S. Attacks North Korea First, Is That Self-Defense?, The New York Times

Are Mercenaries Really a Cheaper Way of War?, The Atlantic

Blackwater founder questions US Afghanistan strategy, CNN

ISIS Says Secret Weapons Await Coalition Forces In Battle for Raqqa, Defense One

H.R. McMaster becomes Trump diehards’ top target as tensions with Steve Bannon rise, Washington Examiner

Does the U.S. Military Need a Space Corps?, The Atlantic

The Trump Administration’s Leakers Deserve to Be Investigated, Foreign Policy

FBI Agents Conducted A Raid On Paul Manafort’s Residence, NPR

FEMA Awards Over $1 Million Counter-Terrorism Grant to Long Beach, Region, Long Beach Post

New policy: Military bases can shoot down trespassing drones, Defense News

Border security vs. environmental protection? It’s a false choice, Houston Chronicle


New guidelines help strengthen cybersecurity workforce, Fifth Domain

Here are some new ideas for fighting botnets, Nextgov

Securing the cockpit: How the military is tackling avionics cybersecurity, Fifth Domain

7 ways to fill cyber workforce gaps in a generation, Nextgov

Emerging ‘hyperwar’ signals ‘AI-fueled, machine-waged’ future of conflict, Fifth Domain

Malware campaigns hit North Korea following nuclear ICBM tests, CyberScoop

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act – An ‘A’ for effort, Fifth Domain

The Jihadi Industry: Assessing the Organizational, Leadership, and Cyber Profiles, START

Army cyber general: ‘What a difference a year makes’, Fifth Domain

Public Health

America’s Opioid Epidemic is Way Worse Than We Realized, Route Fifty

Reining in pharmaceutical costs, Brookings

Trump Didn’t Declare the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency. What If He Had?, Route Fifty

More Immigrant Children in U.S. Illegally to Receive Health Care, Route Fifty

Yemen’s civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground, Associated Press

As Sessions Looks More Closely at Legal Weed, State Officials Point to Regulatory Successes, Route Fifty

Education At Home & Abroad

Is social inclusion happening for indigenous girls in Mexico?, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Syrian Activist Gives Scraps With Prisoners’ Names to Museum, Associated Press

Indonesia’s Sinister Slide Toward Philippine-Style Drug Slayings, Human Rights Watch

Kenyan Women Just Fought One of the Most Violent Campaigns in History, Foreign Policy

Israel: Jerusalem Palestinians Stripped of Status, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Trump’s Hiring Freeze Slowed Federal Retirement Processing, Government Executive

Agency Jobs Watch: Widespread Early Retirement Offered at One Agency, Government Executive

To improve, VA must acknowledge vets can go elsewhere, Nextgov

Why Low Unemployment Doesn’t Mean Higher Salaries, Government Executive

First lawsuit filed on Trump transgender ban, Military Times

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