News You Can Use: 11/20/18

National Security

Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny, The Hill

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, The Washington Post

America’s place in the world depends on conditions at home (and the middle class), Brookings

Why migrants won’t see armed US troops on the border, The Associated Press

General Dunford’s Border Politics Come Down to This, Defense One

All Military Services Get Failing Grade in First-Ever Audit of Pentagon,

Why the U.S. Military Is In Serious Trouble, The National Interest

Saving America’s military edge will take money — and new ideas, Dunford says, Defense News

North Korea likely hopes to increase leverage with latest weapons test, Stars and Stripes

Shrinking Navy submarine fleet threatens national security, defense report says, Navy Times

Here’s what the Pentagon thinks the actual cost of a Space Force will be, Defense News

Peace with the Taliban will not be peaceful, FDD’s Long War Journal

Pentagon Announces Force Optimization, Department of Defense

National Guard soldier arrested, charged with smuggling Mexican nationals into US, Army Times


DHS Aims to ID Critical Functions to Protect from Cyberattacks by Year’s End, Nextgov

Cyber Security Derailed? Recommendations for Smarter Investments in Infrastructure, War on the Rocks

Pentagon, DHS Spell Out How They’ll Cooperate on Cyber Defense, Defense One

4 technologies a cyber moonshot should include, Fifth Domain

Russians impersonating U.S. State Department aide in hacking campaign: researchers, Reuters

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis, The New York Times

Public Health

Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades, The Washington Post

As Insurers Offer Discounts For Fitness Trackers, Wearers Should Step With Caution, NPR

Trump Administration Plots Costly Private-Care Expansion for Veterans, ProPublica

Facebook Increasingly Reliant on A.I. To Predict Suicide Risk, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Why the World Bank is taking a wide-angle view of poverty, Brookings

US-led coalition denies reports airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in Syria, The Associated Press

Dominican Republic: Abortion Ban Endangers Health, Human Rights Watch

Obama Officials’ Incomplete Reckoning with Failure on Yemen, Just Security

Senate Human Rights Caucus Lauds Mike Pence for Pressuring Aung San Suu Kyi, Roll Call

Government & Military Personnel

Trump: ‘This Would be a Very Good Time to do a Shutdown’, Government Executive

Court allows class-action suit against Navy over ‘bad paper’ discharges, Military Times

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