Arete 12.24.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy

How the Army Out-Innovated the Islamic State’s Drones, War on the Rocks
Army long-range cannon gets direct hit on target 43 miles away, Defense News
The military is scrambling to understand the aviation crash risk from a new 5G sale, Air Force Times
Space Force soldiers get a new name, are now called “Guardians”, War is Boring
Navy rejects China’s claim it ‘expelled’ US warship from disputed South China Sea, Stars and Stripes
Army Nurse Receives First COVID-19 Vaccine at Brooke Army Medical Center, Defense.gov
Lawmakers move to ease tax repayment pain of more than a million troops, Military Times

 

Wildland Fire / Law Enforcement

They Told Us So, Wildland Fire
Congress passes funding bill for federal firefighting agencies, Wildfire Today
More acres burned on USFS lands this year since 1910, says agency Chief, Wildfire Today
Pre-season fire management planning: the use of Potential Operational Delineations to prepare for wildland fire events, International Journal of Wildland Fire
Fire apparatus escort Santa around the country, FireRescue1 Daily News
How this agency is overcoming the recruitment challenge,  Police1
MA Senate Votes to Make Police Reform Bill Less Restrictive, POLICE Magazine

 

Mountain

The Pointless Pleasures of the Perfect Ski Turn, POWDER Magazine
Four fatalities recorded in single weekend, amid “especially dangerous” avalanche conditions, Backcountry Magazine
How We Keep Riding After the Nevada Cycling Deaths, Outside Magazine
Thru-Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis Joins President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, Backpacker
Two New Big Routes in Alaska’s Hayes Range, Climbing Magazine
The Death Couloir: The evolution of a forbidden fruit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Backcountry Magazine

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Rethinking What Power Meters Mean for Runners, Outside Magazine
Elite soccer players help define normal heart measures in competitive athletes, Science Daily
The World’s Strongest 70-Year Old, Breaking Muscle
Harder workout intensity may not increase your longevity, Harvard Health Publishing
Video: 5 Of The World’s Strangest Sports Explained, Red Bull
WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2020, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal
Sara Hall Becomes Second-Fastest Marathoner in American History at The Marathon Project, Men’s Health

Interesting

Neuroscientists isolate promising mini antibodies against COVID-19 from a llama, Science Daily
Anti-diarrhea drug drives cancer cells to cell death, Science Daily
Returning Elephants have Stunning Impact on Africa’s Virunga National Park, The Adventure Blog
If You’re Gonna Brew Cowboy Coffee, Learn From Cowboy Kent, Adventure Journal
COVID-19 and the risk of intergenerational malnutrition, Al Jazeera

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