News You Can Use: 10/30/18

National Security

Trump Shut Programs to Counter Violent Extremism, The Atlantic

When to Call a Terrorist a Terrorist, Foreign Policy

The Pentagon’s Getting More Secretive — and It’s Hurting National Security, Defense News

Catching the mail bomber showed how amazing US law enforcement is, Washington Examiner

If the Pipe-Bomb Mailings Aren’t Terrorism, What Is?, The Atlantic

Mattis Treads Carefully on Khashoggi Crisis, Defense One

Trump wants troops to defend US borders. His staff wants another solution., Quartz

Jersey barriers headed to US-Mexico border, but rules on military’s role still not finalized, Military Times

American ISIS Suspect Is Freed After Being Held More Than a Year, The New York Times

China Is Secretly Enrolling Military Scientists in Western Universities, Defense One

Khashoggi murder: CIA director Gina Haspel briefs Trump, BBC

Now’s your chance to drive trucks full of weed around for the US Border Patrol, Quartz

Pentagon’s international policy chief exits to join McConnell’s office, Defense News

How HUD Could Help More Families Affected by Natural Disasters, Government Executive

Plans to Build Massive Wall to Protect Texas Move Forward, Route Fifty


Why organizations need to plan for worst-case cyber scenarios, Fifth Domain

Inside the Pentagon’s struggle to build a cyber force, Fifth Domain

Pentagon’s big audit will inspect for cybersecurity flaws, comptroller says, Fifth Domain

Unpacking The Competing Russian and U.S. Cyberspace Resolutions at the United Nations, Council on Foreign Relations

An innovative partnership could help Cyber Command fight malware, Fifth Domain

Cyber Command awards $54M contract for ‘cyber carrier’, Fifth Domain

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

Public Health

The health care issues voters care about in the 2018 midterms, Brookings

The military’s obsession with energy drinks is contributing to PTSD, study finds, Military Times

Trump Signs Law to Curb Postal Service’s Unintentional Role in Opioid Crisis, Government Executive

Veterans are cutting back on smoking and drinking, but they still face significant health risks, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Tree of Life Synagogue: Atrocity at Home, Jewish World Watch

The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War, The New York Times

Despite rumblings of a coup, US military remains focused on humanitarian assistance in Venezuelan crisis, Military Times

Myanmar’s ‘Genocidal Acts’ Demand UN Action, The Diplomat

‘Hateful Speech Almost Always Leads to Hateful Action’, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

What Really Ails the Federal Workforce, Government Executive

“The Workforce is Not Our Problem in Government”,

It’s official: DoD told to take cut with FY20 budget, Defense News

Response Rates to Federal Employee Workplace Satisfaction Survey a Growing Concern, Government Executive

The Fiscal Calm Before the Storm, Defense One

State Department Training School Has a New Man on Campus, Government Executive

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