News You Can Use: 12/07/16

National Security

Reforming the National Security Council: It’s About Trust and Accountability, Defense News

Lessons Never Learned From Pearl Harbor, U.S. News

Obama speech will defend national security strategy employed during his presidency, Military Times

Iran condemns extension of nuclear-related sanctions by Senate, The Washington Post

Defense Secretary Ash Carter: U.S., partners need to stay in Iraq after ISIS defeat, Military Times

Afghan Security Crisis Sets Stage for Terrorists’ Resurgence, The New York Times

Raytheon’s CEO: The DoD’s Third Offset Strategy Remains Critical to National Security, Defense News

Trump Showing Signs of Changing U.S. Security Relationships in Asia, USNI News

Veto of defense authorization bill looks unlikely, Military Times

US Defense Secretary Carter: Innovation Drive Essential to DoD’s Future, Defense News

In Trump’s Security Pick, Michael Flynn, ‘Sharp Elbows’ and No Dissent, The New York Times

Transparency Groups Hail Removal of FOIA Exceptions in Defense Bill, Government Executive

Mattis signals a new, better way forward for the military, The Hill

David F. Melcher: Trump and the Case for a National Security Cooperation Strategy, Defense News

Exclusive: Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did’, Yahoo


Obama’s Cyber Commission Recommends New Cyber Role, Nextgov

Army operationalizing cyber, EMS, C4ISR Net

Government cybersecurity readiness declining, according to survey, Federal Times

Cyber Commission Hopes to Brief Trump Before Christmas, Nextgov

Congress set to elevate CYBERCOM to unified combatant command, C4ISR Net

Obama commission urges Trump to strengthen cybersecurity, Federal Times

In 2017, Agencies Should Expect Forced Cyber Disruption, Nextgov

Atkin: Cybersecurity, critical infrastructure will be challenges for Trump’s DHS, Federal Times

Public Health

Five things you need to know about flu season, Navy Times

PTSD treatment getting scrutiny in clinical trials at three military hospitals, Fay Observer

Pacific Air Forces sends team to address uptick in suicides, Stars and Stripes

Study finds Iraq-Afghanistan veterans with epilepsy more at risk of death, San Antonio Express-News

Toxic Armories, The Oregonian

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Genocide and ISIS: Civilians at Risk, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

How close is the world to ending extreme poverty?, Brookings

We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo, Foreign Policy

Red Cross Poll: Americans Warm to Torture and Indiscriminate Bombing, The Daily Beast

From Global Warming to Genocide Warning: Climate Change and Mass Atrocities, ReliefWeb

At Genocide Trial, Prosecutor Says Mladic Wanted Muslims To ‘Vanish Completely’, Radio Free Europe

The Poverty Argument Against Red-Light Cameras, Route Fifty

Protesters Gain Victory in Fight Over Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, The New York Times

Government & Military Personnel

The 2016 ‘Plum Book’ Lists Thousands of Jobs Up for Grabs in the Trump Administration, Government Executive

Unemployment jumps to 6.5 percent for post-9/11 vets in November, Military Times

Sextortion: The U.S. military’s dirty little secret is a growing national security concern, Military Times

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste, The Washington Post

Sequester special report: Military men and women hardest hit, Washington Examiner

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