News You Can Use: 09/16/16

National Security

Report: Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan cost almost $5 trillion so far, Military Times

The Post-9/11 U.S. Intelligence Community, The Cipher Brief

Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf, Fox News

Disjointed: Pentagon Isn’t Coordinating Efforts to Fix Readiness, Government Executive

Climate Change Could Pose ‘Significant Risk’ to US National Security, Reports Say, ABC News

Powerful Countries Don’t Nuke First, Defense One

Where have all the big international relations theories gone?, The Washington Post

Can the U.S. election be hacked? Homeland security adviser says it would be difficult, Chicago Tribune


Lawmakers: How Secure Are Voting Machines?, Nextgov

McCain Vows to Block Potential NSA-Cyber Command Split, Defense News

Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet, Lawfare

Lawmakers Probe Intelligence Officials On How The US Will Respond To A Cyberattack, Nextgov

CYBERCOM’s Force Takes Shape, Air Force Magazine

NSA Director: Cyberattacks On State Election Systems Still A Concern, Nextgov

Public Health

There’s a Word For Our Compulsion to Go to Work When We’re Sick, Government Executive

The Zika Case That Has Experts Stumped, Time

Tricare makes it easier to get mental health services, Military Times

Study details Zika virus disrupting fetal brain development during pregnancy, Science Daily

Defense Schools to Require Flu Vaccines for All Students,

Emergency Management Agencies Ready for Zika, Emergency Management

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

It Takes a Village to Kill a Child, Foreign Policy

I treated kids in a Syrian hospital. We have no idea how to heal their trauma., The Washington Post

Fatal Factory Fire in Bangladesh is Déjà Vu, Human Rights Watch

Myanmar at the UN: Keep pressure up on human rights, Amnesty International

Rebel says Aleppo due to get aid Friday, but has little hope it will, Reuters

White House to increase number of refugees to 110k in 2017, CNN

Despite truce, aid fails to reach besieged Syrian civilians, The Washington Post

Government & Military Personnel

White House Won’t Veto Bill Making It Easier to Fire All VA Workers, Government Executive

How Would a President Clinton or President Trump Manage the Federal Workforce?, Government Executive

Sorry Folks, Veterans Are Not Necessarily Experts on Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy

Military Hospitals Start Drug Take-Back Program,

The military is reviewing 1,357 combat awards for Iraq, Afghanistan heroics, Military Times

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