News You Can Use: 12/22/17

National Security

The National Security Strategy papers over a crisis, The Atlantic

Trump should mind the gaps in his national security strategy, War on the Rocks

Three Ways to Read Trump’s National Security Strategy, The Atlantic

Trump’s National Security Strategy Is a Farce, The New York Times

Lawmakers urge Tillerson to declassify Qatar counterterrorism agreement, The Hill

Trump Administration Seeks Outside Help to Hire 26,000 New Immigration Enforcement Personnel, Government Executive

Gene editing has gone from supervillain scheme to national security concern, C4ISR Net

What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for the Department of Defense?, Defense One

ICE Accused of Hiding Details of Immigration Prison Locations, Government Executive

Lawmaker Tasks DHS With Finding a ‘Balance’ on Encryption, Nextgov

NORAD is Tracking Santa in More Ways than Ever Before, Nextgov


Cyber Attack Targets Safety System at Saudi Aramco, Foreign Policy

DHS Test Reveals Flaws in Emergency Responder Apps, Nextgov

North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyberattacks, says the White House, Quartz

North Korea rejects U.S. accusation, says it is not linked to any cyber attacks, Reuters

Here’s Why the Trump Administration Called Out North Korea’s Cyberattacks, Nextgov

How the Marines are mobilizing forces for information warfare, C4ISR Net

Personal Cybersecurity Assessment, Route Fifty

Public Health

Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC, Reuters

What Happens To Obamacare If Individual Mandate Disappears?, NPR

These States Are Best Prepared for Public Health Emergencies, U.S. News

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Trump’s National Security Strategy Doesn’t Reflect His Reality, Human Rights First

Burma: Journalists Feared ‘Disappeared’, Human Rights Watch

Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator before visit, Reuters

Beyond Justice: How the Yugoslav Tribunal Made History, Human Rights Watch

From the War on al Qaeda to a Humanitarian Catastrophe: How the U.S. Got Dragged Into Yemen, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Senate Must Now Act to Avert Shutdown, Government Executive

How the new tax law will affect military families, Military Times

Blended Military Retirement System to Take Effect Jan. 1, Department of Defense

Oversight Democrat Asks White House to Release Plans for ‘Massive’ Agency Downsizing, Government Executive

The Case for Moving Agencies Out of Washington, Government Executive

Pentagon Sexual Harassment Prevention Needs Fine-Tuning, Watchdog Says, Government Executive

Treasury Taps Federal Pensions, TSP G Fund Investments to Avoid Debt Default, Government Executive


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