News You Can Use: 12/12/16

National Security

ISIS in the Caribbean, The Atlantic

Combat vet Duckworth worried Congress is ignoring importance of civilian-run military, Military Times

Top National Security Figures Want Trump to Cancel the Michael Flynn Clown Show, The Intercept

Obama’s tenure ends with a turf war over killing terrorists, The Washington Post

Why Donald Trump’s NSA Pick Is Scaring Some National Security Experts, The Associated Press

Stephen Hadley Could Reshape Interagency Process — If He Gets a Job, Defense News

U.S. official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities, Military Times

Army moves to beef up armored force, Army Times

Trump’s Cabinet Of Ex-Generals Indicates Focus On National Security, NPR


FBI will increasingly rely on foreign help to stop hackers, Assistant AG says, CyberScoop

Tighe: Insider threat is never going away, C4ISR Net

Georgia’s secretary of state: DHS tried to breach our firewall, CyberScoop

Homeland Security: ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Attempted Breach of Georgia Computer System, The Wall Street Journal

Public Health

Low-maintenance birth control: Gaining popularity, but barriers remain, Brookings

Sad ending for Iraq War vet who shed light on PTSD, CBS News

In Obamacare Repeal Efforts, Mental Health Care Poised as a Flashpoint, U.S. News

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat, USA Today

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. council meets on North Korea human rights despite China opposition, Reuters

Aleppo locals say bombing goes on despite ‘suspension’, Al Jazeera

Aleppo battle: UN says hundreds of men missing, BBC News

The U.S. Must Stand for Human Rights, The Wall Street Journal

Everyone wounded or sick during armed conflict has the right to health care, ReliefWeb

Government & Military Personnel

Obama Boosts 2017 Civilian Federal Pay Raise to 2.1 Percent, Government Executive

Does open government work?, Brookings

White House, Agencies Begin Preparing for Shutdown, Government Executive

Oversight panel demands answers on Pentagon waste report, The Hill

Transition Officials: The Hiring Freeze Is Just One Way Trump Will Cut Government, Government Executive

America’s male employment crisis is both urban and rural, Brookings

A Complex Portrait of Rural America, Route Fifty

Federal Employees Unlikely to Get Extra Time Off Around Christmas, Government Executive

Veterans Eye Flint Water Crisis as Next Target Following the Standing Rock Protests, ABC News


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