News You Can Use: 08/22/17

National Security  

Trump faces the grim reality of Afghanistan: No quick path to victory and no clear way out, The Washington Post

U.S. Navy Pauses After Losing Two Guided Missile Destroyers in Pacific, Foreign Policy

Armed Militias Won’t Stop After Charlottesville, and That Worries Law Enforcement, Defense One

As “fire and fury” subsides, what are the lessons learned?, Brookings

Newly released CIA files expose grim details of agency interrogation program, The Washington Post

Pentagon wants to spend almost $500 million on Guantánamo construction, Stars and Stripes

Boeing, Northrop move forward on next-gen ICBM program; Lockheed out, Defense News

U.S. embassy in Russia suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas, Politico

North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report, Reuters

What We Still Don’t Know About the Islamic State’s Foreign Fighters, The Atlantic

Trump names intelligence community CIO, Nextgov

GAO: Nuclear command and control improving, but need long-term view, Defense News

Elon Musk calls for ban on killer robots before ‘weapons of terror’ are unleashed, The Washington Post


At 7 Years Old, CYBERCOM Becomes a Full Combatant Command, Defense One

Time’s running out to prevent a massive cyberattack on critical infrastructure, advisory group says, Nextgov

Army mobilizes largest ever National Guard cyber task force, Fifth Domain

How to prepare for cyberattacks that strike during a public health crisis, Healthcare IT News

UK intelligence knew British WannaCry researcher would be arrested in Nevada: report, The Hill

What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means, Defense One

Japan seeks new missile defense ‘assets,’ increased cyber cooperation, Defense News

Cyberwar on Iran Won’t Work. Here’s Why., Defense One

Public Health

We’re not prepared for the next public health emergency, The Hill

Cities Enlist ‘Doulas’ to Reduce Infant Mortality, Route Fifty

Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests, NPR

Senator Reignites Discussion of Obamacare Exemption for Congress, Government Executive

Republican-controlled states might be Trump’s best hope to reform health care, Brookings

Education At Home & Abroad

Brain matter matters: Should we intervene well before preschool?, Brookings

STEM Degrees Are Good for Careers. But Do They Lead to More Innovation?, Government Executive

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Confidential U.N. Report Accuses Saudi Coalition of Killing Hundreds of Yemeni Kids, Foreign Policy

Trump’s Afghanistan Speech Ignores Civilian Harm, Human Rights Watch

Security Forces Abused Civilians in Mosul Campaign, Iraq Admits, Voice of America

Architects of CIA interrogation program settle lawsuit brought on behalf of brutalized detainees, The Washington Post

‘Fags’ and Fear-Mongering in Australia’s Gay Marriage Debate, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

A better approach to SES mobility,

Managing Your Career in the Trump Era, Government Executive

Why Your Retirement Income May Depend on Where You Live, Government Executive

‘Every Leak Makes Us Weak’ Campaign Runs Risk of Discouraging Legitimate Disclosures, Government Executive

Tillerson Announces Minority Hiring Initiative at State, Government Executive

Trump Signs Major Expansion of Veterans Educational Assistance Into Law, Government Executive

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