Arete 12.6.18

Military / National Defense / Homeland

What are U.S. Soldiers Dying for in Afghanistan?, The National Interest
The Risk to the U.S. in Abandoning Afghanistan, Small Wars Journal
The US has dropped more munitions in 2018 in Afghanistan than it has in any year in over a decade, Stars and Stripes
‘Stop Drawing Dicks,’ A CO Told His Airmen. They Didn’t. Then He Was Fired, Task & Purpose
Ulysses S. Grant, Command and Control, and the Multi-Domain Battlespace of the Future, MWI
Islamic Extremists Now Using Drones in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari Says, Small Wars Journal
Navy 5th Fleet commander found dead in his home, Navy Times
5 Times America Used Military Force (And It Backfired), The National Interest
U.S. Setting Up Observation Posts in Syria to Keep ISIS From Entering Turkey, DefenseGov News
US government plans background checks on Chinese students over espionage fears,
US military against targets Shabaab in central Somalia, Long War Journal
Mammoth earthquake strikes near Alaska military base, Military Times


First Responder / Wildland Fire

California Bar Gunman Was Prepared to Ambush Officers After Mass Shooting,
Officers are Still on the Beat in Fire-Ravaged Ghost Town,
How to shoot like John Wick, PoliceOne Daily News
U.S. Marshal Fatally Shot Serving Warrant,
The Art of Fire, Wildfire Today
Calif. officials launch large rescue response on unfounded report, Firerescue1 Daily News
Quantitative charcoal reflectance measurements better link to regrowth potential than ground-based fire-severity assessments following a recent heathland wildfire at Carn Brea, Cornwall, UK International Journal of Wildland Fire
With tears and resolve, Paradise police patrol city that no longer exists, PoliceOne Daily News
Looking at fire through the eyes of the Eldorado Hotshots, Wildfire Today


Travis Rice Will Compete On The Freeride World Tour 2019 As A Wildcard, Unofficial Networks
The Nerdiest, Most Important Sleeping-Pad News Ever, Outside
Backyard Manifesto, Freeskier
14 Books That Will Change the Way You Hunt, Outdoor Life
Top Picks For Oregon Fall & Winter Camping, REI
SUN VALLEY: Season Pass Holders From Any Resort Get 40% Off Lift Tickets, Unofficial Networks
How to Run a Small Ski Company, Outside
World’s First Electric Adventure Vehicle Debuted At LA Auto Show, Unofficial Networks
Arc’teryx Gear Library Will Now Lend You Some of Their Gear—For Free, Adventure Journal
VIDEO: Here’s What Mountain Bikes Will Look Like In A Decade, Unofficial Networks
Amy Irvine Takes Ed Abbey to Task in ‘Desert Cabal’, Outside
Has it Become a Political Statement to Wear Certain Outdoor Brands?, Adventure Journal
The Grand Canyon Speed Record Has Fallen. Again., Outside


Fitness / Nutrition / Health

You Don’t Want French Fries With That, NY Times
The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America, Gear Patrol
These Are the Pillars of Modern Sports Nutrition, Outside
As Measles Surges, ‘Decades of Progress’ Are in Jeopardy, NY Times
Pilot Study Suggests Pedal Desks Could Address Health Risks of Sedentary Workplace, UMass
What Strava Tells Us About the State of Running in 2018, Outside
Want To Build Climbing Skills? Quit Maxing Out Every Training Session, REI
Study: 1 Energy Drink Might Harm Blood Vessels, WebMD
A Journey to Discover Fitness Age – VO2 Max and Muscle Testing, Muscle & Fitness
Cannabis abstinence tied to memory improvement in adolescents, young adults, Reuters
I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me happier — and that’s a big problem for social media, CNBC



More than one-in-ten U.S. parents are also caring for an adult, Pew Research
China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies, Reuters
Millennials are killing countless industries — but the Fed says it’s mostly just because they’re poor, Business Insider
How Duct Tape Can Help You Survive Almost Anything, Outdoor Life
Could the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Be the Best Pickup Ever?, Outside
news analysis: Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us, NY Times
The Youngest Captain on the Bering Sea, Outside
Why do we keep panicking over tech?, Washington Post

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