News You Can Use: 08/29/17

National Security  

Can Anyone Stop Trump If He Decides to Start a Nuclear War?, Foreign Policy

Federal Agencies Respond to ‘Unprecedented’ Texas Storm, Government Executive

Harvey may force 30,000 people into shelters while flooding will linger, officials warn, The Washington Post

Lack of Political Leadership Could Hamper Harvey Response, Katrina Veterans Warn, Government Executive

The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the United States and Mexico, Brookings

At CIA, a watchful eye on Mike Pompeo, the president’s ardent ally, The Washington Post

FBI arrests Chinese national connected to malware used in OPM data breach, CNN

The Secret History of Diplomats and Invisible Weapons, Foreign Policy

U.S. Fighter Pilots in Short Supply As War Demands Grow, Real Clear Defense

Mattis: not decided on number of extra U.S. troops for Afghanistan, Reuters

Pentagon’s concealment of total troops in war zones under fire, Politico

Are ‘Restrictions’ Keeping Us From Winning in Afghanistan?, Defense One

US to Stop Issuing Visas to Citizens From 3 African Countries, Cambodia, Voice of America


Now is the time to think about how artificial intelligence will change war, Nextgov

Senate Intelligence Committee takes aim at cyber vulnerabilities, Defense News

DARPA wants bots to protect us from cyber adversaries, Nextgov

Homeland Security Council Urges Action Before ‘Cyber 9/11’ Strikes, The Cipher Brief

Senate intel bill bars creation  of U.S.-Russia cyber working group, Nextgov

No, USS McCain Probably Wasn’t Hacked. But What If It Was?, Defense One

Trump’s lack of ‘moral infrastructure’ causes cyber advisers to resign, Nextgov

Cyber bank robbers stick up Ethereum owners for $225 million, SF Gate

Public Health

A Grim Portrait of Public Health in Appalachia, Route Fifty

4 Steps That Could Cut Health Insurance Premiums And Boost Enrollment, NPR

How Not to Handle the Opioid Crisis, Foreign Policy

Menstrual Hygiene a Human Rights Issue, Human Rights Watch

Education At Home & Abroad

4 charts on how people around the world see education, Pew Research Center

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

America’s prisoners of war: Changing U.S. norms on torture, Brookings

Palestine: dangerous escalation in attacks on freedom of expression, Amnesty International

Syria war: UN urges pause in assault on IS bastion Raqqa, BBC

The century gap: Low economic mobility for black men, 150 years after the Civil War, Brookings

Getting Creative and Finding Innovations to Address ‘Worst Case’ Housing Needs, Route Fifty

The Women We Love, Folha de São Paulo

US: Trump Threatening to Expel ‘Dreamers’, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

State Department Shuts Down Online Employee Idea Forum, Government Executive

3 Questions: Artificial Intelligence and the Military, Defense One

How to Know When It’s Time To Go, Government Executive

Is a Government Shutdown Inevitable?, The Atlantic

Trump criticizes Congress’ handling of veterans legislation, Military Times

Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits, CNN

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