News You Can Use: 09/30/16

National Security

Five Lawmakers Are Challenging Gag Orders on FBI National Security Letters, The Intercept

Chief of Staff of the Army: Changing Nature of War Won’t Change Our Purpose, Association of the United States Army

Kerry Says TPP Rejection Would Hurt US National Security, The New York Times

The Case for Retaining the First-Use Doctrine for Nuclear Weapons, The National Interest

Saudi Arabia and terrorism today, Brookings

GOP leaders express reservations a day after 9/11 veto override, The Hill

What’s beyond the defeat of ISIS?, Brookings

Human Soldiers Will Always Cause Human Tragedies, Foreign Policy


America Is Losing the Cyber War, U.S. News

Next Phase of Pacific Rebalance Focuses on Cyber, Interoperability, Defense News

U.S. Believes Hackers Are Shielded by Russia to Hide Its Role in Cyberintrusions, The Wall Street Journal

Maryland moves forward with online voting despite warnings from cyber-experts, The Washington Post

Yahoo Hackers Were Criminals Rather Than State-Sponsored, Security Firm Says, The Wall Street Journal

Public Health

Congress Won’t Let Veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All, The Huffington Post

What Happened While America Waited for Zika Funding, Government Executive

Increase in Youth Suicide Prompts States to Act, Route Fifty

September Is Childhood Obesity Month — Get The Facts, The Huffington Post

Congress approves fertility services for wounded veterans, but no funding, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Colombia Peace Deal’s Promise, and Flaws, Human Rights Watch

Sudan: Credible evidence of the use of chemical weapons to kill and maim hundreds of civilians including children in Darfur revealed, Amnesty International

Amnesty: Hundreds Trapped in Libya’s Benghazi Amid Fighting, The Associated Press

Philippines’ Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

Yes, You Can Fire Incompetent Government Employees, Government Executive

Wells Fargo in trouble again after repossessing US service members’ cars, Washington Examiner

Budget deal avoids government shutdown, finalizes next year’s VA budget, Military Times

Best Dates to Retire: Taking Your Leave, Government Executive

U.S. Defense Researchers Concerned Over Age of Facilities, Personnel Retention, USNI News

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