News You Can Use: 12/26/17

National Security

How to Grade Trump’s National Security Strategy on a Curve, Foreign Policy

Brookings experts on Trump’s National Security Strategy, Brookings

Trump’s National Security Strategy Deserves to Be Ignored, Foreign Policy

Tradition’s quiet victories: Trump’s National Security Strategy, War on the Rocks

U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea over missile test, Reuters

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists, Defense One

What America deserves from the National Defense Strategy, War on the Rocks

Pentagon’s new defense strategy won’t mention climate change, The Hill

US military issues alert after North Korean propaganda found on multiple bases, Stars and Stripes

Pentagon Launches New Push For Tunnel-Warfare Tech, Defense One

Putin accuses U.S. of plotting to break landmark arms control pact, Reuters


Cybersecurity in the 2017 National Security Strategy, Lawfare

North Korea vows to retaliate over US ransomware accusation, The Associated Press

Air Force wants cyber to have impact, tools measuring how hard it can hit, Fifth Domain

11 Cybersecurity Resolutions For 2018, Forbes

Public Health

Nearly Dying In Childbirth: Why Preventable Complications Are Growing In U.S., NPR

Testing for Tainted Marijuana Challenges States, Route Fifty

US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew, Quartz

Robust Health Insurance Sign-Ups Surprise Supporters And Opponents, NPR

Veterans stuck with medical bills despite government investigation, KARE 11

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Syria/Russia: Airstrikes, Siege Killing Civilians, Human Rights Watch

Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Implementation, U.S. Department of State

Breaking Cycles of Distrust: Preventing Mass Atrocities in Bangladesh, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Mexico: Address Chiapas Displacement Crisis, Human Rights Watc

Brazil: Investigate Killings in Rio Raid, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Fewer stateside troops to get cost-of-living allowance in 2018, Military Times

A Unified Reporting Portal Would Help Government and Grant Recipients, Nextgov

How Agencies Can Address the Aging Workforce Gap, Government Executive

Developing a TSP Withdrawal Plan, Government Executive

Upgrading the Thrift Savings Plan, Government Executive

Court denies Trump attempt to halt transgender military enlistment, The Hill

Trump Names Two Federal Pay Raise Advisers, Government Executive

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