News You Can Use: 12/11/18

National Security

Trump commits to $750 billion defense budget, CNN

Afghanistan’s Taliban Is in It to Win It, Foreign Policy

What Trump Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency, Defense One

Clearing the Air Around Facial Recognition in Travel, Nextgov

Trump’s Push to Boost Lethal Drone Exports Reaps Few Rewards, Foreign Policy

U.S., S.Korea Cancel Another Large-Scale Military Drill, Chosun Media

Air Force Security Had Four Chances to Block Firearms of Texas Church Shooter, Government Executive

Russia must scrap or alter missiles U.S. says violate arms treaty, Reuters

More bad news on the global warming front, Brookings

At the CIA, a fix to communications system that left trail of dead agents remains elusive, Yahoo News


Russia Launched Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine Before Ship Seizures, Firm Says, Defense One

Warner wants more Pentagon spending on cybersecurity, Fifth Domain

Behind the White House’s plan to be more aggressive in cyberspace, Fifth Domain

US deputy defense secretary: A look at missiles, space and cyber in next year’s national strategy, Defense News

Public Health

Online VA medical appointments expanding to Walmart sites, VFW posts, Military Times

‘We’re Fighting For Our Lives’: Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices, NPR

Dec. 10: Your deadline to switch Tricare plans, and to get retiree dental coverage, Military Times

Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women, NPR

For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Atrocities as the New Normal, Human Rights Watch

The Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting In China Begins Its Work In London, Forbes

Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels, The Associated Press

U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

Federal employees report on where they stand, Federal Times

Federal Employees Continue to Retire in Greater Numbers Than in Previous Years, Government Executive

Incoming Oversight Chair Blasts New Hatch Act Guidance Limiting Talk of ‘Resistance’ in the Office, Government Executive

Stolen valor meets fake news: Facebook trolls targeting vets, Military Times

What You Need to Know Before Taking a Polygraph, Government Executive

Trump Administration Removes Guidance Supporting Transgender Feds, Government Executive

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