Derek Reinbold // 12/24/17 //
The National Security Strategy is a dramatic departure that abandons the United States’ role as a global force for good, writes Susan Rice at NYT.
A majority of nations in the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution rebuking America's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy to the city. (NYT, WSJ, WaPo)
The Trump administration has approved the first sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine (WaPo).
The ACLU sued the Trump administration to force disclosure of the administration’s new and reportedly looser and more deadly guidelines for drone strikes and raids. (ACLU)
DHS’s costly implementation of facial screening technology at airports is technologically flawed and is a significant escalation in government surveillance, claims a report from Georgetown University researchers. (Ars Technica, NYT)
The Trump Administration's decision to attribute the “WannaCry” malware to North Korea is an ineffective and counterproductive response to a major global cyberattack, argues Jack Goldsmith at Lawfare.
The Pentagon released a detailed policy for recruiting transgender troops (Nat Sec)
President Trump’s attribution of the ransomware attacks in May 2017 to North Korea raises three important questions, writes Kristen Eichensehr at Just Security.