News You Can Use: 12/07/18

National Security

New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base, CNN

70 House lawmakers to Trump: Kill proposed $33B defense cut, Defense News

Would a $700 Billion Budget Really Sink the Pentagon?, Defense One

Lawmakers Probe Role of Special Operations in Great Power Competition, Defense One

Cracks, confusion and the US-China trade war truce, Asia Times

The Air Force may scale back the responsibilities of its international affairs office, Defense News


DHS wants a custom cyberthreat warning network, Fifth Domain

TSA Unveils Cybersecurity Roadmap, Nextgov

5 assumptions that should change how we think about hackbacks, Fifth Domain

Are more offensive cyber operations actually a deterrent?, Fifth Domain

Tools from ‘cyber carrier’ could be available this spring, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Rising Suicide Rates Among Younger Veterans Trigger Alarm Bells at VA,

Military services considering deployment location based on health, Federal News Radio

Last-Minute Shopping Tips for Open Season, Government Executive

Scientists Recommend Health Monitoring for Gulf War, Post-9/11 Vets, Offspring,

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The Costs of George H. W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Genius, Foreign Affairs

Sanctions on Saudi Arabia aren’t enough, Brookings

U.N. seeks $738 million to help Venezuela’s neighbors handle migrant flood, Reuters

Why the U.S. should label Myanmar military’s actions genocide, Jewish World Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Congress delays latest shutdown for two more weeks, Military Times

Presidents and the Federal Workforce,

IG Criticism of GSA Management Raises Questions About Agency’s Ability to Take on OPM Functions, Government Executive

Here’s the VA’s long, slow fix to the GI Bill cash crunch, Military Times

Foreign Trolls Are Targeting Veterans on Facebook, Wired

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor, The Associated Press

The Missing Piece in OMB’s Push for High-Value Government, Government Executive

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