News You Can Use: 08/31/18

National Security

Army Sergeant Who Swore Allegiance to ISIS Caught in FBI Sting, Government Executive

Inside the Dispute Derailing Nuclear Talks With North Korea, The Atlantic

John McCain, Nuclear Disarmament, and What Might Have Been, Defense One

US security adviser John Bolton presses Russia about election meddling, Deutsche Welle

FBI rebuts Trump tweet about China hacking Hillary Clinton’s email, NBC

Rubio warns: China close to ‘destroying our alliances’ in Pacific, Washington Examiner

‘The Most Simple Constitutional Arguments Become Complicated Once Guns Are Involved’, The Atlantic

What will top the Space Force to-do list?, C4ISR Net

What will Trump’s Space Force cost? The Pentagon hasn’t figured that out yet, CNBC

To prepare for urban warfare, soldiers train for chemical attack, mass disaster response in Detroit, Army Times

Most Texas Localities Are Still Growing a Year After Hurricane Harvey, Route Fifty


State Department Visa Analysis System Wasn’t Patched or Scanned for Viruses, Audit Finds, Nextgov

US spies warn of increase in supply chain vulnerabilities, Fifth Domain

Trump’s Secret Order on Pulling the Cyber Trigger, Lawfare

The Army is testing deceptive cyber technology despite past struggles, Fifth Domain

What will the cyber training platform look like? Good question., C4ISR Net

Germany, seeking independence from U.S., pushes cyber security research, Reuters

Network managers may one day get access to the cyber training platform, C4ISR Net

Leaker of secret report on Russian hacking sentenced, The Associated Press

Public Health

Record High Number Of STD Infections In U.S., As Prevention Funding Declines, NPR

The Senate could soon pass an opioids package. But a new law is still a long way away, Stat

Loneliness is a serious public-health problem, The Economist

Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths In Puerto Rico, Independent Study Estimates, NPR

America Is Not Prepared for Nuclear War, Public Health Experts Warn, Motherboard

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Google: Safeguard Rights in China, Human Rights Watch

Capturing Their Genocide on Their Cellphones, The New York Times

Women Rise as Raqqa Rebuilds Without the World’s Help, Defense One

Mother Sues over Death of Toddler Released from US Immigration Detention, Human Rights Watch

China’s Mass Internment Camps Have No Clear End in Sight, Foreign Policy

Cluster Munitions: Full Compliance by Ban Treaty States, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

The VA may have wrongly denied 1,300 US veterans’ claims of sexual abuse, Quartz

Trump Formalizes Federal Pay Freeze Plan for 2019, Government Executive

DoD scrutinizing the safety of its schools for military children, Military Times

As the Army modernizes its standards to join, legal marijuana use is still an open question, Army Times

New Marine Corps Order Officially Bans Revenge Porn, Race Supremacism,

OPM Concedes Defeat on Retirement Cuts, and CFPB Encourages Credit Monitoring for Military, Government Executive

White House Expected to Keep Postal Task Force Report Secret Until After Midterms, Government Executive

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