Arete 10.4.18


U.S. Threats Haven’t Led Pakistan to Restrict Taliban, Report Says, Small Wars Journal
Marines award contract for lighter, better fitting plate carrier, Defense News
Difficult Decisions: Practical Policy for the Air Force’s Pilot Retention Crisis, War on the Rocks
Social Media as War?  War on the Rocks
What is the Point of a Forever War in Iraq?, The National Interest
Is Erik Prince Pointing the Way Out of Afghanistan? Real Clear Defense
USSOCOM Replaces EOTech Sights With EOTech Sights, Soldier Systems
America’s Dilemma in Cameroon: Supporting an Abusive Military, Council on Foreign Relations
MWI Podcast: Iraq and Afghanistan Through the Eyes of the Men and Women That Fought There, Modern War Institute
It’s a Mystery What British Special Operators Did With This Silenced Pistol, War is Boring
Insider Attacks Are the Ultimate Treachery, War is Boring
The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years Later: How the Fateful Fight Changed Combat Operations, Small Wars Journal


Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

Experts on U.S. National Cyber Strategy (cont’d), The Cipher Brief
Envelopes containing deadly ricin poison intercepted at US Pentagon,
Homeland Security Agency’s Computers Couldn’t Track Separated Families, Report Finds, Homeland Security Department
Roosevelt Fire destroys at least 22 homes, Wildfire Today
A firefighter analyzes how the Carr Fire burned into Redding, California, Wildfire Today
Stop & Frisk Done Right, Police Magazine
Portland State protesters pledge to stay put until campus cops disarm, Police One,
House Passes Bill Allowing Concealed Carry Across State Lines, Police Magazine
How Durable Are Bulletproof Backpacks Against Gunfire? Officer
Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to starting 46,000-acre fire with exploding target, Wildfire Today
400 Guns Stolen From UPS Facility in Tennessee,



12 Types Of Nightmare Outdoor Shop Customers,
Killington Makes Move To Combat Employee Shortage By Buying Local Hotel, Unofficial Networks
‘Free Solo’ Is the Best Climbing Movie Ever Made, Outside
Best Men’s Winter Jackets, 2018, Outdoor Gear Lab
OutdoorGearLab Revamps Best Hangboards for Home Training Review, Outdoor Gear Lab
Resi Stiegler is Tired of Talking About Injuries, Ski Racing
Warren Miller Athlete, Forrest Jillson Profile, Warren Miller
This Lab Ranked the Safest Bike Helmets, Outside
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags, Outside
Who Lives and Who Dies After Climbing Accidents, Outside
What? Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison Just Skied the Lhotse Couloir, Adventure Journal
Learning from Mistakes of Others: Causes of Climbing Accidents in Boulder, Colorado, American Alpine Institute
Avalanche Airbag Packs Get Lean – Weight was always the biggest drawback with avalanche airbag backpacks. Not anymore. Powder Magazine
How To Bivy On A Climbing Route, Outdoor Research
Hilaree Nelson, Jim Morrison Ski First Descent of Lhotse Couloir, REI Co-Op
For Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Are Faster Chairlifts Really Better?, Unofficial Networks
How a Mountain Guide Makes It Work on $35,000 a Year, Outside


Fitness / Nutrition

Larry Wheels Benches 225 Pounds for 70 Reps, Muscle & Fitness
80,000 Americans Died From Flu Last Year, WebMD
Caffeine May Increase Pain Tolerance, NY Times
The Best Protein Powders, According to You, Outside
What Pro Cyclocrossers Eat for Breakfast, Outside
NEWS ANALYSIS: More Evidence That Nutrition Studies Don’t Always Add Up, NY Times
Virtual reality can reduce pain and increase performance during exercise, Science Daily
Physical exercise improves the elimination of toxic proteins from muscles, Science Daily
Try These Top Triathlete Training Tips From Pro James Cunnama, Men’s Health
3 Ways to Avoid Back Pain at the Office, Home, and Gym, Men’s Journal
In Australia, Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated, NY Times
Will a Low-Carb Diet Shorten Your Life? Chriss Kresser
A New Way to Reduce Sugary Beverage Consumption, Rand Corp



The annoying habits of highly effective people, Economist
Can Too Much Screen Time Dumb Down Your Kid?, WebMD
Bitcoin Dominance Is Crashing — Here’s Why, Forbes
Facebook Uses the Contacts In Your Phone to Sell Ads to Your Friends, Popular Mechanics
Why Disagreeable People Often Come Out On Top – And Three Ways To Become More Of A Jerk, Forbes
For Just the Third Time in 117 Years, a Woman Wins the Nobel Prize in Physics, NY Times
In Australia, Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated, NY Times
Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development, Science Daily
Here’s How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In Each U.S. City, Forbes
The Best Notebooks, NY Times
10 of the Highest-Ranked Cars to Own, According to 3.2 Million Owners, Gear Patrol
This Is How G-Shock Watches Are Tested and Built, Gear Patrol

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