News You Can Use: 08/12/16

National Security

What Does Expanding the Definition of War Mean for the U.S. Military?, Foreign Policy

15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?, Defense One

Military Officials Distorted ISIS Intelligence, Congressional Panel Says, The New York Times

Missile Defense Agency Sees Its Research Focus Drop, Defense News

The U.S. Has Spent $1 Trillion to Protect the Homeland Since 9/11, Government Executive

DoD Releases Update of Manual Governing Defense Intelligence Activities, DoD News

Scathing House Intel Report on ISIS Fuels Trump’s Attack, Foreign Policy

Mad Scientist With a Crystal Ball: The Army of 2050, Defense News


Pakistan passes controversial cyber-crime law, Reuters

White House Cyber Commission Wants to Hear from You, Nextgov

Army spearheading cyber persistent training environment, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Zika: A National Security Threat?, The Cipher Brief

The DEA’s marijuana decision is more important than rescheduling, Brookings

Malaria drug causes brain damage that mimics PTSD: case study, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The War on Syria’s Doctors, Foreign Policy

Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘chlorine gas attack’ investigated, BBC

South Sudan  Rejects U.S. Push for More Peacekeepers Despite Bloodshed, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

A Retirement Guide for Every Stage of Your Career, Government Executive

Who’s Going to Pay for Veteran’s College Tuition?, Texas Standard

Federal Employee Settles After Allegedly Pretending to Have Cancer for Extra Time Off, Government Executive

Department of Veteran Affairs will build new clinic in Mobile,

Coup in Turkey

Turkey’s Hunt for Alleged Coup Participants Extends Overseas, The Wall Street Journal

NATO Plays It Cool as Russia and Turkey Grow Closer, Foreign Policy

Turkey’s Erdogan to US: Hand over exiled cleric Gulen, CNN

Erdogan, Putin and the strongman ties that bind, The Washington Post

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