Arete 11.28.19

Military / Foreign Affairs / National Security

How to talk about Europe’s security — and how not to, American Enterprise Institute
Helicopter collision kills 13 French troops in Mali, BBC
Satellite images reveal location of China’s first locally built aircraft carrier, Defense News
Russia’s Military Is Writing an Armed-Robot Playbook, Defense One
Merkel vows to hit 2% NATO spending target ‘by early 2030s’, DW.com
The US Navy Needs Offensive Undersea Drones, Defense One
UK would be ‘outgunned’ in Russia conflict – think-tank, BBC
Angela Merkel faces party revolt over Huawei in German 5G rollout, DW.com
Walking the Modern Battlefield: Urban Warfare Lessons from the 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Modern War Institute
First female Marine earns recon military occupational specialty, Marine Corps Times
801,000 dead, $6.4 trillion spent, and no end in sight: the true costs of the Global War on Terror, Task & Purpose
Navy Secretary Clashed With Trump Long Before Gallagher, Foreign Policy
How The Army’s Use Of TikTok Could Be A National Security Threat, Foxtrot Alpha
Russia shows hypersonic weapon to US inspectors, Associated Press
A Marine veteran is suing Kentucky over his right to rock an ‘INFDL’ license plate, Task & Purpose
Nato to consider expert panel after Macron brain-dead claim, The Guardian
Islamic State claims rare attack in Algeria, Long War Journal
Foreign Troops Fighting Jihadists in the Sahel Face Criticism as Terror Grows, Council of Foreign Relations
How Much Do The Chinese Fail To Comply With WTO?, Hoover Institute
Chinese defector reveals identities of Chinese undercover spies in Asia and Australia, Intelnews.org
Wounded Warrior Regiment CO fired for ’his job performance and personal leadership choices’, Marine Corps Times
Russia, Lithuania and Norway exchange prisoners in rare three-way spy-swap, Intelnews.org
Islamic State releases photos from Malian assault, claims another, Long War Journal
The U.S. Army Expects to Field Cyborg Soldiers by 2050, Real Clear Defense
‘Frogman against frogman’: Case against Navy SEAL sparks debate, Marine Corps Times
With few Afghan air controllers, the US is stuck in a forever war of air support in Afghanistan, Military Times
What Happens When Tactics Take Primacy over Strategy?, Modern War Institute

 

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Do Lockdown Drills Do Any Good?, Homeland Security Newswire
PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPECTS TO IMPROVE RESPONSE TIME BY REOPENING 4 ENGINE COMPANIES, Firefighter Close Calls
4 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FIRE THAT KILLED 3 SQUATTERS, Firefighter Close Calls
In Oregon, it’s now illegal for police to look for other crimes during traffic stops, LE Today
Oklahoma Officer Indicted for Murder in Killing of Active Shooter, Police Magazine
Millions in state, federal funds ready to help Md. police test rape kits, Police One
5 questions to ask before purchasing a tactical robot, Police One
BLM all-female fire camp in Oregon, Wildfire Today
Minn. volunteer FF rescues 2 from house fire on way to work, Fire Rescue 1
4 tips for surviving a bad company officer, Firerescue 1
Detroit sgt suspended for ignoring officer down call previously fired for cowardliness, LE Today
OSHA finds “serious violations” concerning fatality during prescribed fire in South Carolina, Wildfire Today

 

Mountain

Sleeping Pad R-Values: Not That Useful, Backpacking Light
We Tested 26 Pairs of Climbing Shoes—These Are the Best, Outside
Burton Snowboards Founder Jake Burton Carpenter Passes Away From Cancer, Adventure Journal
Dynafit Launches Lifetime Guarantee on all Bindings, Gear Institute
When life is a series of calculated risks, Osprey Packs
Kirstie Ennis Is the Toughest Mountaineer on Earth, Outside
Dragon Horns Tioman Island, Malaysia Mystery Wall revealed, Planet Mountain
Trail Mix: The Best Gifts for Less Than $50, REI Co-Op
4 Exercises to Ease Knee Pain, Science Daily
Salomon TV’s New Episode “Solstice” Is A Stunner, Unofficial Networks
The New Spirit of Exploration: Hilaree Nelson, Outside
Would You Prefer Your Gear to Last Forever? Or Do You Like Buying New Stuff?, Adventure Journal
Pandora’s Box: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Kei Taniguchi, Alpinist
Backcountry.com battles small businesses over trademark, apologizes. Backcountry Magazine remains unaffected., Backcountry Magazine
Garmin Inreach Mini for 21% off, REI

 

Nutrition / Fitness / Wellness

Marine Corps launches first phase of new fitness app, ForceFit, Marine Corps Times
The Army is facing a major performance divide in its new combat fitness test, Task & Purpose
Physical fitness test for wildland firefighters used in Alberta, Canada, Wildfire Today
More Than a Workout: Learning Curves and Having High Standards, Breaking Muscle
Avocados may help manage obesity, prevent diabetes, Science Daily
What We Get Wrong About Childhood Obesity, Mark’s Daily Apple
Apple Watch Series 5: Sports & Fitness In-Depth Review, DC Rainmaker
The Definitive Guide to Inflammation, Mark’s Daily Apple
The Best Sprint Workouts to Get Faster, Build Muscle, and Drop Fat, Men’s Journal
Top 5 Reasons Your Deadlift Sucks, Muscle & Fitness
This Is the Genetic Reason Why Night Owls Thrive on Less Sleep, Men’s Journal
Core Focus: 2 Circuits for a Strong, Ripped Core, Muscle & Fitness
It’s Not Just Poor White People Driving a Decline in Life Expectancy, NY Times
The Zen of Weight Lifting, NY Times
4 Exercises to Ease Knee Pain, Outside Magazine

 

Interesting

How AI is like that other general purpose technology, electricity, American Enterprise Institute
Audi to cut 9,500 jobs to fund electric car push, BBC
Who is Hispanic?, Pew Research
U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Lowest in Decades, WebMD
Welcome To The College Football Playoff Committee’s Nightmare Scenario, FiveThirtyEight
The Environmental Impact Of Caribbean Tourism Undermines Its Economic Benefit, Forbes

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