News You Can Use: 10/26/18

National Security

Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Hurt American Interests, Not Just American Values, The Atlantic

Bolton’s Whisper Campaign to Oust Mattis, Foreign Policy

INF Treaty: The problem with the arms control community, Defense News

It’s Unnecessary to Pick Sides in the Gulf. America Should Stop., Defense One

Would a Space Force mean the end of NASA?, The Conversation

Inside the remote U.S. base in Syria central to combating ISIS and countering Iran, NBC

Why China Technology-Transfer Threats Matter, U.S. Department of State

The President Reacts To The Mail Bombs, Government Executive

800 active-duty troops to be sent to Mexican border, Military Times

China, Russia Listening in on Trump’s Phone Calls, Defense One

How Close Did the United States Actually Get To Using Nuclear Weapons in Vietnam in 1968?, War of the Rocks


The US Needs a Cybersecurity Civilian Corps, Defense One

U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections, The New York Times

Top NSA official skeptical of ‘hack back’, Fifth Domain

A Chinese Perspective on the Pentagon’s Cyber Strategy: From ‘Active Cyber Defense’ to ‘Defending Forward’, Lawfare

Defense Digital Service, Army Open New Cyber Training Center Dubbed Tatooine, Nextgov

DHS Plans to Rejigger Government’s Cyber Sensor System for Move to Cloud, Nextgov

Public Health

It’s Too Soon to Celebrate the End of the Opioid Epidemic, The Atlantic

Rural Americans Are OK With ‘Outside’ Help To Beat Opioid Crisis And Boost Economy, NPR

DOJ Chases Positive Overdose Numbers With More Funding, Route Fifty

Methamphetamine Roils Rural Towns Again Across The U.S., NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women, Foreign Policy

Palestine: Authorities Crush Dissent, Human Rights Watch

UNICEF asks to guarantee the rights of migrant and refugee children at all times and in all places, UNICEF

Syrian refugees and the schooling challenge, Brookings

Trans rights are under threat in the US, but Uruguay is massively expanding them, Quartz

French ban on full-face Islamic veil violates human rights: U.N. panel, Reuters

Yemen crisis: Half of population facing ‘pre-famine conditions’, BBC

Government & Military Personnel

OPM: Federal Happiness Stagnated in 2018, While Survey Participation Tanked, Government Executive

Federal Officers Association Asks OPM to Roll Back 2016 Annuity Change, Government Executive

Porn-Watching Employee Infected Government Networks With Russian Malware, IG Says, Nextgov

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