Arete 11.12.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy

SOUTHCOM task force saves lives in Panama, Honduras after Hurricane Eta, Air Force Times
In unusual move, US spy agencies say they won’t share intelligence with Biden for now, intelNews.org
Army Wants Smaller Brigades, Stronger Divisions & Lots of Robots, RealClearDefense
A New Bill Could Provide Better Outdoor Recreation Programs for Veterans, REI Co-op Journal
Study of Marine recruits finds fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases, Marine Corps
An Effective Strategy for Countering Small Drones? RealClearDefense
Lessons from the Roosevelt: A Call for Improving the U. S. Navy’s Preparedness for Biological Threats, War on the Rocks

 

Wildland Fire / Law Enforcement

Small fires, frequent clouds, rugged terrain and no training data: a methodology to reconstruct fire history in complex landscapes, International Journal of Wildland Fire
John Cena to donate $500K to California fires first responders, FireFightingNews
NFPA receives grant to transform wildfire risk reduction training to a digital experience, Wildfire Today
Think Strategic Deployment During Fire Attack, FireRescue Magazine
LAPD to Downsize Special Units, Focus on Patrol, Officer.com
All of those “crusty old cops” that are still out there? They might be just what America needs right now. Law Enforcement Today
Minnesota’s New Police K-9 Can Help Sniff Out Electronic Evidence in Sexual Predator Cases, Officer.com

 

Mountain

Emily Harrington becomes first woman to send El Capitan’s Golden Gate in a day, Alpinist Newswire
Why Backcountry Safety Gear Goes Far Beyond Beacon, Shovel, and Probe, POWDER Magazine
Google Earth ‘Found’ the World’s Best Wave—But Geology May Soon Destroy It, Adventure Journal
Video: The Business of Ski Resorts, Americal Alpine Institute
Worried About Climate Change? For These Guides, It’s a Numbers Game, Backcountry Magazine
What Backpacking Lost in the California Fires, Backpacker
K6 Central first ascent in Pakistan by Priti and Jeff Wright, Planetmountain

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Coronavirus Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective, NYT
Why Running Outside in the Winter Is So Good for You, Outside Magazine
Can Soy Prevent and Treat Prostate Cancer? NutritionFacts
Face masks don’t hinder breathing during exercise, study finds, Science Daily
The Best (and Worst) U.S. Cities for Healthy Lungs, Men’s Health
2020’s Most Overweight and Obese States in America, Breaking Muscle
Why This Olympian Is Healthier Now He’s Retired, Men’s Health

 

Interesting

The Children Never Had the Coronavirus. So Why Did They Have Antibodies? NYT
The Votes Are In: Wolves Are Coming Back to Colorado, Backpacker
Taiga Terra – The First Premium Cooler Made From Hemp, Gear Institute
This Vermont shop just became the first specialty retailer to hire a full-time diversity manager, SNEWS
Cloth face masks that can be disinfected by the sun, Science Daily

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