Arete 11.14.19

Military / Foreign Affairs / National Security

This obscure, costly air base is the new front in the battle against violent extremism,  Air Force Times
VA, DoD must do more to educate troops and veterans about social media scammers, lawmakers say, Defense News
Betraying The Kurds Makes Things Harder for US Operators Everywhere, Defense One
US Is Moving Too Slowly to Harness Drones and AI, Former SOCOM Commander Says, Defense One
The Laser Weapon Is Really, Really Finally Here, Foxtrot Alpha
US Army leaders test out latest militarised HoloLens AR architecture, Jane’s 360
Esper says US forces combating ISIS in Libya ‘continue to mow the lawn’, Military Times
USS Detroit Underway, Forward Deployed, U.S. Navy News

 

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

AS CA BURNS – SCIENTISTS STUDY AFFECTS OF SMOKE ON FIREFIGHTERS HEATLH, Firefighter Close Call
California’s wildfire, blackout crisis: Who’s to blame? FireRescue1
Where Did All the Prosecutors Go? POLICE Magazine
Officer: Death isn’t the worst-case scenario for a cop. Here’s what is., Law Enforcement Today
Ariz. department unveils fire truck designed to reduce cancer risk, FireRescue1
More than 300 violent offenders were just taken off the streets. The media was silent., Law Enforcement Today
White House Finds Loophole in Search for Homeland Security Secretary, Homeland Security
Secret Iranian Network Behind ‘Aggressive’ U.S. Cyberattacks Exposed In New Report, Homeland Security
How Voters Can Assess New Climate Plans, The RAND Blog

 

Mountain

The Best Local Hikes: Hikers Pick Their Favorite Trails Around the U.S., Backpacker
Threshold: Why Some of Us Freeze off the Deck—and How to Push Through This Common Fear, Climbing Magazine
So, Norway is Having the Best November Ever, POWDER Magazine
Chinese Polar Explorer to Attempt Longest Solo, Unsupported Crossing of Antarctica, The Adventure Blog
This Hilarious Animated Short About A Ski Rescue Gone Wrong Is Oscar Worthy, Unofficial Networks
The Best Pacific Northwest Road Trips, Outside Magazine
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 11/14/19, American Alpine Institute
The 5 Best Winter Sleeping Bags, Backpacker

Fitness / Wellness / Nutrition

Double Your Leg Strength One Leg at a Time, Breaking Muscle
12 Natural Cold Remedies Examined: What Works and What Doesn’t, Mark’s Daily Apple
Are Wellness Shots a Health Boon or a Load of BS? Men’s Journal
5 Laws of Sleep for Athletes, Outside Magazine
Fix Your Lower Back Pain: From Posture to Strength, Breaking Muscle
Even Endurance Athletes Need to Sprint, Outside Magazine
Podcast: Hard Gainer, Glycine at Night, Training While Sore | THRR003, The Paleo Diet
What nutrients are most likely to be deficient in a vegetarian diet? The World’s Healthiest Foods

 

Interesting

Military to the Mountain: Introducing veterans to the healing effects of skiing, Freeskier
National Parks May Save $6 Trillion in Mental Health Costs Worldwide, Adventure Journal
Yellowstone to Add WiFi in Move That May Spread to More Nat Parks—Yea or Nay? Adventure Journal
Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research, NYT
This Scientist Believes Aging Is Optional, Outside Magazine
A Milk Giant Goes Broke as Americans Reject Old Staples, NYT

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