News You Can Use: 10/10/17

National Security  

Should we treat domestic terrorists the way we treat ISIS?: What works—and what doesn’t, Brookings

ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse, The New York Times

How the White House expects agencies to meet the latest national security memo, Federal Times

Milley: A bigger Army will mean more soldiers to support training missions around the world, Defense News

Bill targeting security clearance backlog advances in Senate, Nextgov

Iran Guard chief warns US against imposing new sanctions, The Associated Press

Treasury’s IG probing allegations of illegal surveillance on US citizens, Federal Times

Thornberry: US needs Space Corps now to counter Russia, China threats, Defense News

White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any ‘Dreamers’ Deal, The New York Times

Border Security Markup Includes Smart Wall Provisions, Nextgov

Afghan president, U.S. general vow ambitious air war to defeat Taliban, The Washington Post

How the US Army is Preparing to Fight Hybrid War in 2030, Defense One

Walking back from the brink with North Korea, Brookings

Mattis warns DoD against leaks in new memo, Defense News


FBI’s cyber strtegy: shame the hackers, Nextgov

The Immediate Need to Close the Daunting Cyber Workforce Gap, Route Fifty

The White House’s cyber tool wishlist, Nextgov

Massive drill validates Israel’s cyber-secure C4I network, Defense News

US and North Korea take their jousting into cyberspace, Asia Review

Nordic states join together to bolster cyber defenses, Defense News

Public Health

Trump administration deals major blow to Obamacare birth control mandate, CNN

Trump says he called Schumer to broker deal with Democrats for ‘a great HealthCare Bill’, Washington Post

FDA approves first Zika test for blood donations, Engadget

Trump Administration Restricts Access to Contraception, Human Rights Watch

Top Mental Health Researcher Suggests Link Between Opioid Overdoses and Suicides, Huffington Post

Education At Home & Abroad

Examining faculty diversity at America’s top public universities, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Rwanda: Unlawful Military Detention, Torture, Human Rights Watch

Acknowledging the Harm Done to Civilians by the U.S.-Led Coalition in Syria, Just Security

Ghana: Invest in Mental Health Services to End Shackling, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Reform Should Focus on Workforce Alignment, Not On Staffing Cuts, Government Executive

New Analysis Counters Claim that Federal Workforce Grew in Recent Years, Government Executive

When Can You Retire?, Government Executive

FEMA Still Planning Additional Influx of Federal Personnel in Puerto Rico, Government Executive

House Democrats: Hold Hearings on the ‘Degradation of the Federal Workforce’, Government Executive

Jobs numbers feel the effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Brookings

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