News You Can Use: 10/27/17

National Security  

The Unthinkable, The Atlantic

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’, CNN

Trump administration to add new screening for refugees: document, Reuters

Trump’s New Refugee Policy Targets These 11 Countries, The Atlantic

See models of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall, Defense News

Post-War Syria: The Next Big Crisis Between Russia and America?, The National Interest

DoD Pushing New Missile Defenses as Existing Technologies Age, Foreign Policy

Dossier fight could be first legal test for Hill Russia probes, Politico

How the U.S. Marshals Service saved $300 million by identifying over-charging prisons, Nextgov

Trump sought dissident’s expulsion after hand-delivered letter from China – report, The Guardian

US Space Policy Should Aim to Preserve Advantage on the New Frontier, Defense One

355-Ship Navy Could Take More Than Three Decades to Build, Acting Navy Under Secretary Says, USNI News


Trump administration plans a new cybersecurity strategy, Nextgov

Protecting Infrastructure from Cyber Threats, Defense One

As forces become more connected, are they becoming more vulnerable?, Fifth Domain

Bill calls for cyber training for House lawmakers, Nextgov

Pentagon’s top general to address cyber-espionage, ballistic missile defense in South Korea, The Washington Post

Are smartphones the new cyber threat vector?, Fifth Domain

Companies in Ukraine, Russia come under new cyberattack, The Associated Press

When domestic cyber becomes a military problem, Defense News

Kaspersky says it intercepted NSA hacking tools but didn’t hand them over to Russia, Nextgov

Public Health

Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency, The Washington Post

Narcan Opioid Overdose Spray Is Now Stocked By All Walgreens Pharmacies, NPR

A Bold Step to Control Prescription Drug Prices, Route Fifty

AG Sessions blocks progress on medical cannabis research, Brookings

US: Doctors Need Intersex Care Standards, Human Rights Watch

Scientists And Surgeons Team Up To Create Models Of Living Human Brain Cells, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Rohingya girls under 10 raped while fleeing Myanmar, charity says, The Guardian

US withdraws assistance from Myanmar military amid Rohingya crisis, The Guardian

‘I didn’t know what to do but scream’: Woman tells of unimaginable sexual violence suffered at hands of militants, The New York Times

North Korea Reluctantly Opens Up on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

McCain & Menendez lead bipartisan letter urging President Trump to demand Turkey’s Erdogan respect human rights, John McCain, U.S. Senator, Arizona

Government & Military Personnel

It’s Time To Address The Staggering Rate Of Suicide Among Servicewomen And Female Vets, Task & Purpose

CFC: A simple solution for giving back, Federal Times

House Vote Takes Federal Retirement Cuts Off the Table For Now, Government Executive

House GOP Gauges Trump Team’s Interest in Expediting Firing Across Government, Government Executive

Senior military officials sanctioned for more than 500 cases of serious misconduct, USA Today

VA Secretary Asks Congress to Couple Hiring and Pay Reform With Private Care Expansion, Government Executive

IRS Announces 2018 Pension Plan Limitations; 401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $18,500 for 2018, IRS

Don’t Assume Career Feds Are Resisting Trump’s Deregulatory Push, Government Executive

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