News You Can Use: 12/28/16

National Security

Women’s Rights Are a National Security Issue, The New York Times

Special Operations Command takes a lead role in countering weapons of mass destruction, The Washington Post

Trump and Pentagon nominee James Mattis don’t appear to see eye-to-eye on nuclear weapons, The Washington Post

Terrorism Financing Task Force Releases Results of Two-Year Investigation, U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee

The Dark Side of VR, The Intercept

Sanctions against Russia over election hacking forthcoming: report, The Hill

‘Unrecoverable’: revealed N-documents show Iran can not make nuclear weapons, The Sydney Morning Herald

Trump poised for cost-cutting battle with defense contractors, Fox News

US On Track for Record Foreign Weapon Sales, Defense News

Trump team sought list of officials working on anti-extremism programs: report, The Hill

Analysis: China Is Both Threat, Opportunity for Donald Trump, CNBC

Russia focusing on pilot error or technical issues rather than terrorism in plane crash, The Washington Post


The Perils of Connectivity: Cyber Insecurity in 2016, The Cipher Brief

NIST introduces comprehensive cyber incident recovery guide, Federal Times

Donald Trump Names Thomas Bossert Chief Adviser on Cybersecurity and Elevates Role, The Wall Street Journal

Public Health

A Letter to Donald Trump About Health Care, The New York Times

Displaced and Disrupted: Closing the Gaps in Maternal Health in Conflicts and Crises, Relief Web

Technology and today’s vast and immensely underserved mental health population, TechCrunch

DARPA Provides Groundbreaking Bionic Arms to Walter Reed, DoD News

The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. Here’s what we’re buying., The Washington Post

Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Leaves Nation’s Doctors Divided, The New York Times

Human Right & Humanitarian Efforts

Female Pilot’s Asylum Request Riles Afghan Military Leadership, The Wall Street Journal

Proof that life is getting better for humanity, in 5 charts, Vox

UN Security Council: Historic resolution calls on Israel to cease settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territories, Amnesty International

Russian Troops Find Mass Graves Of Civilians In Aleppo, Radio Free Europe

Learning the right lessons from Aleppo, European Council on Foreign Relations

Government & Military Personnel

Air Force: 29,000 more airmen needed to fill critical manning gaps, Air Force Times

Obama Administration Makes Long-Desired Change to Postal Service Pensions, Government Executive

New in 2017: The military will redefine who’s too fat to serve, Military Times

New in 2017: Military commissaries will shake up grocery prices, Military Times

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