Arete 1.3.19

Military / National Security

Saudi Arabia Denies Issuing American Weapons to Sudanese, NY Times
Military eyes fast new replacement for Blackhawk, Stars & Stripes
Trump Gives No Timetable For Syria Withdrawal, Vows To Protect Kurdish Fighters, Task & Purpose
Bruce Klingner: U.S. “No Further Along on North Korean Denuclearization” Since Before Summit, The Heritage Foundation
Pentagon’s top financial officer to take over No. 2 post at department, The Hill
The World in 2019: A Conversation with CFR’s National Intelligence Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
New in 2019: The Army and Marines will test-fire next-gen weapon prototypes this summer, Marine Corps Times
Acting SecDef Shanahan’s First Message: “China, China, China.”, Breaking Defense
Marines Use Case Methods to Test Leadership Skills, RealClearDefense
Time to Get Out of Afghanistan, RealClearDefense
China’s Military Priorities for 2019: Training and Preparing for War, Real Clear Defense

First Responser / Wildland Firefighter / Homeland Security

How we built a tool that detects the strength of Islamophobic hate speech on Twitter, Homeland Security Newswire
Terrorism lawsuits threaten lawful speech: 2018 in review, Homeland Security Newswire
Facial recognition could make us safer — and less free, The Washington Post
The Human Capital Consideration of Recruitment and Retention, Officer
Research Shows that 158 Police Officers Died by Suicide in 2018, Police Magazine
Chicago gun violence decreases double-digit for a second year, Police One
Modeling the spread of the Camp Fire, Wildfire Today
2018 a year of wildfires, continued need for firefighter recovery strategies, FireRescue One
Traffic stop safety: Tactics to keep officers safe, Police One
How intelligent computing can help win the war on crime, Police One

 

Fitness / Nutrition / Health

Excess Weight Contributes to More Than 7 Percent of Cancers, NY Times
The Best Diets to Lose Weight, Ranked, Men’s Journal
Living a stronger and longer life: What scientists are learning from worms, Science Daily
Drug companies greet 2019 with U.S. price hikes, Reuters
A New Study Shows Giving Up Alcohol for a Month Can Unlock Lasting Health Benefits, Men’s Journal
Stand More, Lounge Less? Don’t Do It to Lose Weight, NY Times
Fat-burning zone is a myth in weight loss, The Washington Post
Hangover Cure? Scientists Debunk 5 Popular Alcohol Myths, Inverse
Sprinting, fartlek and Romanian deadlifts – how to get better at running, The Guardian
Is Cold Weather Exercise Healthier?, NPR

 

Mountain

The Future Of Mountain Guiding Is Women, Arc’teryx
Understanding Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings, REI Co-op Journal
Top 10 Hunting Controversies in the Last 30 Years, Bowhunting Blog
Antarctica 2018: O’Brady and Rudd’s “Unassisted” Status Called into Question, The Adventure Blog
Human Waste, Trash, and Vandalism Hit National Parks During Shutdown, Adventure Journal
The Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America, Outside Magazine
10 Times We Redefined Human Limits in 2018, Outside Magazine
Here’s a Peek at the Climbing Wall Tommy Caldwell Built in His Garage, Adventure Journal
Tragedy in the Alps, Outside Magazine
Anna Soens reframes the conversation on athletic achievement in the mountains, Backcountry Magazine

 

Interesting

These Migrants Rescued Greeks From the Sea. Their Reward: Citizenship., NY Times
Year in Review: Cyber Threats and the Mid-Term U.S. Elections, Council on Foreign Relations
Debating a World Reorder, War on the Rocks
Chinese Spacecraft Nears Landing on Far Side of Moon, NY Times
How economic theory and the Netflix Prize could make research funding more efficient, Science Daily
Mystery of Yemen cholera epidemic solved, Science Daily
Five Ways to Look at Apple’s Surprise Bad News, The Atlantic
A Close Look at the Most Distant Object NASA Ever Explored, The Atlantic
Netflix slammed for pulling an episode of Hasan Minhaj’s show that was critical of Saudi prince, Salon
Are Community-Based Shared Scooters The Next Decentralization Success Story?, Forbes

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