Arete 12.30.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy

The Marines and America’s Special Operators: More Collaboration Required, War on the Rocks
Congress Gives More Power to DoD’s Industrial Base Official, RealClearDefense
New in 2021: US troop presence heading down to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan, Navy Times
5 questions on the future of the Pentagon’s top AI office, Defense News
New in 2021: The final year for Marine tankers, Marine Corps
Nimitz providing operational and close-air support by Somali coast as US troops are relocated, Navy Times
Biden calls for modernizing US defenses following massive hack, The Hill

 

Wildland Fire / Law Enforcement

Wildfire smoke carries microbes that can cause infectious diseases, Wildfire Today
Top 8 heartwarming firefighter stories of 2020, FireRescue1 Daily News
An Alternative to Police That Police Can Get Behind, RealClearPolicy
More acres burned on USFS lands this year since 1910, says agency Chief, Wildfire Today
Top 5 LE game changers of 2020, Police1
WV Officer Builds Fund to Buy Bikes as Christmas Gifts for Kids, PoliceMag
Thermal Imaging Use in Fire Prevention, Firefighter Nation

 

Mountain

Video: Meet the Guru of Snowbird, Adventure Journal
Packin’ and Ridin’ the NorCal Coast Means Lots of Fog and Climbing and Fun, Adventure Journal
Luka Lindic and Ines Papert find big new routes close to home in Austria, Alpinist Newswires
Ten Tips for New Skiers (Resort Skiing), American Alpine Institute
Travel Wisely: How to safely explore and enjoy the backcountry through a global pandemic, Backcountry Magazine
Titanium climbing bolts appeal by Maurizio Oviglia for Sardinia’s seaside crags, Planetmountain
The Winter K2 Expeditions have Turned the Mountain into a Circus, The Adventure Blog

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

6 Ways to Improve Your Back Pain, WebMD
A Caveman Would Never Do CrossFit. Why There’s Nothing Natural About Exercise, WSJ
Exercise Blocks Pain, But Only For Believers, Outside Magazine
The Risks of Using Steroids for Respiratory Infections, NYT
What makes hard workouts so effective, Science Daily
Which Brands and Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic? NutritionFacts
A Curious Eater’s Guide to Alternative Flours, Outside Magazine
Get More Power from Rowing, Breaking Muscle

 

Interesting

Vaping could cloud your thoughts, new studies suggest, Science Daily
A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean, NYT
Brain Benefits of Playing Instruments, Mark’s Daily Apple
Low-intensity exercise during adolescence may cut schizophrenia risk, Science Daily
The Mystery of Deceased Hiker ‘Mostly Harmless’ Is At Long Last Solved, Adventure Journal
The Saga of the Monolith Isn’t Over Yet, Outside Magazine
This video shows just how deadly the traps from ‘Home Alone’ really are, Task & Purpose
U.S. Adds Chinese Drone Maker DJI to “Entity List”, POLICE Magazine

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