Arete 12.19.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs

A Flawed View of Afghan Lessons Learned, Small Wars Journal
Air Force moves to discharge Schriever AFB sergeant tied to white supremacist group, Stars & Stripes
A U.S. Withdrawal Will Cause a Power Struggle in the Middle East, Foreign Policy
A Vietnam “Deal” For Afghanistan? Hoover Institute
Space Force funding reduced, F-35s boosted in spending bill, Politico
Estonia Apologizes After Minister Calls Finland’s Leader a ‘Sales Girl’, NY Times
Pentagon Eyes Big Expansion of Foreign Military Training Program, Small Wars Journal
Does Australia Need a Massive U.S. Naval Base? Real Clear Defense
Pararescuemen Awarded Silver Stars for Afghanistan Battles, Real Clear Defense
4,000 more Afghan interpreters could get special immigrant visas, thanks to defense bill, Military Times
Vietnam hopes for Chinese restraint in South China Sea in 2020, Reuters
How the ‘OK’ hand sign became controversial, Stars & Stripes
No more curfew for US troops in South Korea, Marine Corps Times
New Questions on War in Afghanistan Give Way to Bigger One: What’s Next?, Small Wars Journal
US Army’s High-Powered Skull Study May Yield Better Helmets, Defense One
Experimental Diplomacy with North Korea Appears Over and Done, Hudson Institute
2019 Hot Spots: The Year in Eleven Maps, Council of Foreign Relations
Marines’ Obsession With Pull-Ups May Be Hurting the Corps, Real Clear Defense
Could Turkey Bar U.S. Military From Incirlik Air Base?, Real Clear Defense
‘I gave 100 percent’ — The first female enlisted Guard soldiers have graduated from Army Ranger School, Task & Purpose
Is the Maximum Pressure Campaign Working with Iran?, Cipher Brief
6. Views of foreign policy, Pew Research Center
What Does Beijing Want from the Pacific Islands? Rand Corp


First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Australian firefighters warn of uncontrollable blazes as conditions worsen, Reuters
The Nationalities Deported From The U.S. In 2018 [Infographic], In Homeland Security
50 stories in 50 states: A list of the year’s most inspirational stories, FireRescue1
Colorado Police Chief Defends Decision Not to Fire Officer,
More than 35 agencies partner to combat opioid crisis in Conn. city, FireRescue1
California Sheriff’s Deputies Sporting Stetson Cowboy Hats While On Patrol,
The 2019 Salary Survey,
Video: how the fire tornado formed at the Carr Fire, Wildfire Today
8 traits great firefighters share, FireRescue1
Calif. rescue worker dies in fall while searching for missing hiker, FireRescue1



Men’s Journal Names the Best Climbing Achievements of 2019, Adventure Journal
8 Crazy Affordable Ski Hostels in the U.S. and Canada, Outside
Two Hikers Rescued, One Hiker Missing, and a Rescuer Dead in Separate Incidents on Mt. Baldy, Backpacker
Trailer: Pretty Strong, Climbing Magazine
How Should Uphill Access at Ski Resorts Be Managed? Free? Paid Trails?, Adventure Journal
The Art and Science of Layering, Backpacker Magazine
Copper Mountain Catches Poacher Who Likely Triggered Avalanche On Camera, Unofficial Networks
Snowboarder Buried By Avalanche In Closed Area of Steamboat Saved in ‘Heroic’ Rescue, Unofficial Networks
The outdoor industry is split on The Big Gear Show concept,
Head South, You Snowbird: 5 Places to Camp This Winter, The Outbound Collective
Video: Gloves vs. Mittens — Fight!, Adventure Blog


Nutrition / Fitness / Health

People With Depression Are Turning to Pot for Relief: Study, WebMD
Flirting among coworkers can reduce stress, Science Daily
Exercise Face-Off: Vertical Pull, Muscle & Fitness
A New Breed of Integrated Gyms Help You Rehab and Train Like an Athlete, Men’s Journal
Refined carbs may trigger insomnia, finds study, Science Daily
Workout frequency the most important factor in strength gains for women, Medical Express
Data Catch-22: How tech gadgets for exercise sometimes do more harm than good, Washington Post
Women, exercise and longevity, Science Daily
Men Spend More Time Staring at Guys’ Chests than Women, a New Study Says, Muscle & Fitness
Science Says Yoga Is Just as Beneficial for the Brain as Aerobic Exercise, Yahoo News
Top 10 Popular Diet Trends of This Year, Muscle & Fitness
You Could Die Today. Here’s How to Reduce That Risk., NY Times
What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Endurance, Outside Magazine
Squeaking Across the Line for the Olympic Marathon Trials, NY Times
Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity, Science Daily
Running research: Heel-toe or toe-heel?, Science Daily

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