Arete 2.14.19

Military / National Defense

Former Green Beret charged with murder says he killed suspected Taliban bomb-maker in an ambush, Task & Purpose
Problems with military housing conditions under scrutiny on Capitol Hill this week, Military Times
New legal bombshells explode on two Navy SEAL war crimes cases, Marine Times
Ukrainian president vows to push for EU, NATO membership, Stars & Stripes
Green Berets: Rebuilding the Guerrilla Leader Identity, Small Wars Journal
Navy captain who moonlighted as Fat Leonard’s PR man is going to prison, Navy Times
Fired wing commander who reached plea deal to retire as major; defense plans appeal, AF Times
Some schools are barring recruiters from talking to students, Army Secretary says, Task & Purpose
U.S. Army Spends $39.6M on Pocket Drones, Bloomberg

 

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

The Wall Is Not the Only Answer, Rand Corporation Opinion
21 issues frequently identified in firefighter entrapment reports, Wildfire Today
Cost Of Border Deployments Could Approach $1 Billion By End Of Fiscal Year, In Homeland Security
4 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED WHEN CAR SLAMS FL ENGINE, Firefighter Close Calls
Breathing wildfire smoke can be similar to smoking up to two packs of cigarettes a day, Wildfire Today
TSA Discovered Record Number of Guns in 2018, LE Today
NYPD demands Google stop revealing checkpoints on Waze, LE Today
California is trying to change police authorization of deadly force, Police One

 

Mountain

Prana Apologizes for Sharma Cave Climbing Catalogue Photo, Gearjunkie
Euro Outdoor Retailer Show Award Winners, Gearjunkie
What Sustainability Looks Like in 2019 According to 8 Brands, Gear Patrol
Our 15 Favorite Deals From REI’s Winter Clearance Sale, Backpacker
The Best Handmade Skis and Snowboards for Small-Batch Shredding, Gear Patrol
The Best Adventure Films of 2019 (So Far), Outside
How Not To Be *That* Person at the Crag, REI Co-Op Journal
How a Man Killed a Mountain Lion with His Bare Hands, Outside
Proposed Bike Trail Would Cover 4000 Miles Across the Entire U.S., Adventure Blog
Bowhunting Legend Dwight Schuh Dies at 73, Bowhunting.net

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Heat Slows You Down. Even When It’s Not Real., Outside
5 ways to break yourself out of a February Funk, Ladders
The exercise “recovery” industry is largely bogus, Vox.com
Most fitness apps don’t do much to get you healthy, study finds, The New Daily
Disconnecting Calories From Exercise, NY Times
The Workout Plans to Get Stronger, Faster, and Fitter Than Ever, Men’s Journal
Here’s the Research on Sugar and Health, Chris Kresser
Burpees are hard to define, and that’s what makes them good, Popular Science
The Science Behind Maximizing Your Winter Run, Outside
Why the Modified Keto Diet Is a Better, More Sustainable Way to Lose Weight, Men’s Journal
Johnson & Johnson to be first drug maker to list prices in TV commercials, Associated Press
This is a neuron on nicotine, Science Daily
7 Best Body-Weight Moves for Smaller Guys, Muscle & Fitness

 

Interesting

More Republicans say stricter environmental regulations are ‘worth the cost’, Pew Research Center
Finland’s Basic Income Trial Boosts Happiness, but Not Employment, NY Times
The New Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Is the Death of the Land Cruiser, Gear Patrol
5 Used Adventure Motorcycles For Under $8,000, Gear Patrol
They Fixed Pornography, NY Times
Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror, Science Daily
Mental illness not to blame for gun violence, study finds, Science Daily
Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea, Forbes
Arianna Huffington on the next big thing in tech: Disconnecting from it, CNBC

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