News You Can Use: 08/25/17

National Security  

Commander of Naval Fleet Relieved of Duty After Collisions, The New York Times

Drones Will Help Protect Guam From North Korean Missiles, Defense One

U.S. hits Chinese and Russian companies and individuals with sanctions for conducting business with North Korea, The Washington Post

US notes North Korea ‘restraint,’ points to possible dialogue, Associated Press

Revamp the broken security-clearance process, Defense News

Mapped: Where in the world the US still has a military presence, Quartz

Back to the Future in Afghanistan, Foreign Policy

New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to ‘Trump Doctrine’, Military Times

U.S. Has More Troops in Afghanistan Than Publicly Disclosed, The Wall Street Journal

Why are we losing in Afghanistan?, Brookings

Tell Me What an Afghanistan ‘Win’ Looks Like, Defense One

Top U.S. general in Afghanistan says Trump’s plan means long-term U.S. commitment, Reuters

Iran says only 5 days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment, Associated Press

OMB Steers Agency R&D Budgets Toward Security, ‘Energy Dominance’, Government Executive


Report: Critical infrastructure under risk of ‘9/11-level cyber attack’, Fifth Domain

Senate Intelligence Committee takes aim at cyber vulnerabilities, Defense News

Nation’s largest grid operator suffers 4,000 attempted cyberattacks per month, former chief says, Washington Examiner

Washington, not Silicon Valley, leads the way in cybersecurity, Nextgov

Ukraine cybersecurity firm detects possible new malware attacks ahead of independence day, Reuters

Public Health

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Evidence and Innovation, Government Executive

Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage, NPR

Another Volley Between States and the Justice Department Over Recreational Marijuana, Route Fifty

Thousands of Children Vaccinated in Syria’s Raqqa Amid Polio Outbreak, Voice of America

New Study Shows We’re Missing Opportunities to Help Survivors of Opioid Overdoses, Route Fifty

Education At Home & Abroad

Collaborating to Close Silicon Valley’s ‘Homework Gap’, Route Fifty

With DACA’s uncertain future, how will states address access to higher education?, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

UN: Boko Haram use of kids as ‘human bombs’ soars in 2017, Associated Press

Middle East on a roll to repeal ‘marry the rapist’ laws, Al Jazeera

Philippines: 32 killed in one day as Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity, Amnesty International

Trump Administration Threatens to Cut Aid to Pakistan. Does It Matter?, Foreign Policy

Why Saudi Arabia must halt the deportation of half a million Ethiopians, Newsweek

Government & Military Personnel

‘Believe Me:’ Trump Promises Shutdown if Congress Doesn’t Fund the Border Wall, Government Executive

Congress Looks to Crack Down on Feds Taking Time Off to Campaign, Government Executive

White House Sets Rules for Military Transgender Ban, The Wall Street Journal

Blended Retirement Gets a Mascot, the Benefit of Bigger Bonuses for Cost Cutters, and More, Government Executive

Beyond Rain and Snow, Postal Workers Must Also Worry About Their Shoes, Government Executive

Google Memo Completely Misses How Implicit Biases Harm Women, Government Executive

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