News You Can Use: 12/04/18

National Security

DoD gets request for 4,000 troops to stay on Mexico border through Jan. 31, Military Times

Saudi crown prince exchanged messages with aide alleged to have overseen Khashoggi killing, The Washington Post

The True Origins of ISIS, The Atlantic

Is Trump really going to cut the defense budget?, Defense News

Jim Mattis warns top Democrat: Defense cuts could lead to war, Washington Examiner

Mattis: Cutting defense will not help deficit, Defense News

The Days of Secret Military Operations May Soon Be Over. Does That Matter?,

Katowice Climate Summit: What to Watch, Council on Foreign Relations

Mattis: Putin tried to ‘muck around’ in US midterm elections, The Associated Press

Taliban shadow governor for Helmand killed in US airstrike, FDD’s Long War Journal

The US has dropped more munitions in 2018 in Afghanistan than it has in any year in over a decade, Stars and Stripes

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know Where Its Money Goes, The New York Times

Is near-instant satellite imagery almost here?, C4ISR Net

JB Elmendorf-Richardson escapes serious damage from Alaska earthquakes; National Guard springs into action, Military Times


White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program, Nextgov

When totalitarian regimes play by different rules in tech, here’s how the US military can compete, C4ISR Net

OPM breach victims will see no gap in credit monitoring, Federal Times

Air Force moves to boost cyber and electronic warfare efforts, Fifth Domain

Cyber Command’s anti-ISIS offensive undergoes a change, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Amid Spike In Measles Cases, Health Officials Warn Of ‘Losing Decades Of Progress’, NPR

Medicare To Cut Payments To Nursing Homes Whose Patients End Up Back In The Hospital, NPR

Kids With Concussions Can Phase In Exercise, Screen Time Sooner Than Before, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Syria’s execution of US citizen shows need for accountability, The Hill

Impact Investing And Human Rights: Can We Talk?, Forbes

Eight Women Who Used Activism to Fight for Human Rights in 2018, Council on Foreign Relations

Facebook lacks ‘human rights frame,’ says civil rights group, The Hill

Nicaragua’s Deepening Crisis Will Send More Refugees Northward, Defense One

Government & Military Personnel

Feds warned to avoid ‘resistance’ advocacy at work, Federal Times

Congress Set to Pass Two-Week Stopgap Measure This Week to Avoid Partial Shutdown, Government Executive

Here’s What You Need to Know About Wednesday’s Government Closure, Government Executive

Soldiers can now earn free journeyman certificates for doing their everyday jobs, Army Times

How the U.S. military became the exception to America’s wage stagnation problem, Brookings

Most TSP Funds Rebounded in November, Government Executive

Mattis’ fix for the civilian-military divide: Stop being jerks, Military Times

Six White House Employees Violated Hatch Act With MAGA Tweets, Government Executive

Everything you need to know about the new Army fitness test is right here, Army Times

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