News You Can Use: 08/19/16

National Security

Syring on Threats: ‘The Game Has Been Escalated’, Defense News

FBI documents viewed in secure areas of the U.S. Capitol, Reuters

Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles, Government Executive

An alleged ‘agent’ of Iran transferred from Guantanamo to the UAE, The Long War Journal

The Military’s Real Readiness Crisis; Petraeus & O’Hanlon Are Wrong, Breaking Defense

Inside the Real US Ground War On ISIS, Buzzfeed

Report: Contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan 3-to-1, Military Times

Watchdog: Company sold ‘defective’ combat helmets to Pentagon, The Hill


How Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Real-Life Disasters, Motherboard

DHS Offers States Cybersecurity Help with Elections, Nextgov

Hack of NSA-Linked Group Signals a Cyber Cold War, Motherboard

Shadow Brokers Claim to Be Selling NSA Malware in What Could Be Historic Hack, Foreign Policy

NSA website recovers from outage amid intrigue, Politico

UN experts: Extremists foiling governments with encryption, Associated Press

Public Health

Yellow fever vaccination drive starts; global spread warned, Associated Press

McCain: New Suicide prevention initiative for veterans can be model for nationwide effort, Military Times

DoD Promotes Suicide Prevention Through Work With Media, Other Groups, DoD News

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Hundreds of thousands more risk displacement sparking fresh humanitarian crisis in Iraq, Amnesty International

The 10,000 Kidnapped Boys of Boko Haram, The Wall Street Journal

End the Horror in Syria’s Torture Prisons, Amnesty International

Does the U.S. Ignore Its Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria?, The New York Times

Philippines: President’s ‘Shoot to kill’ directive violates fundamental right to life, Amnesty International

Government & Military Personnel

Army Struggles To Open Up To Industry, Breaking Defense

Poll: Government Is the Least Popular of Any Major Industry in the U.S., Government Executive

To mitigate medical hacks, identify incentives for hackers, Brookings

Americans Really Want More Infrastructure Spending, Government Executive

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