Arete 2.20.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs

U.S. Pulling Some Combat Troops Out of Africa, Small Wars Journal
After Decades Focused on Terrorism, Special Operations is Broadening its Horizons, Small Wars Journal
America Is Alone in Its Cold War With China, Defense One
Navy EOD chief awarded Silver Star for saving teammates during intense firefight in Iraq, Task &
Purpose
America’s Special Operators Will Be Adrift Without Better Civilian Oversight, War on the Rocks
Let’s Use Peer Pressure to End Political Endorsements by Retired Generals, Defense One
How Russia Is Prodding Scotland Toward Independence, Foreign Policy
Senator Graham Tells Defense Secretary Esper He Could ‘Make Your Life Hell’ In Battle Over Trump Africa Policy, Small Wars Journal
What Exactly Is in the Details of the Taliban Truce?, Small Wars Journal
Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter; global economic impact spreads, Reuters
Taiwan’s Military Is a Hollow Shell, Foreign Policy
Russia sent spies to Ireland to check undersea fiber-optic cables: report, intelnews.org
Cyber Deterrence Is Dead. Long Live Cyber Deterrence!, CFR
While US worries about China, Europe stays focused on Russia, Military Times
Small Units in Big Wars: How Platoons and Squads Should Prepare for Large-Scale Combat Operations, Modern War Institute
Escalation Of War In Eastern Ukraine Kills One Soldier, Injures Four, In Homeland Security
Insider Attack on 7th Group Involved Two ANP Shooters, Small Wars Journal
Senior Huawei Official Acknowledges Ability to Clandestinely Access Mobile Networks, Homeland Security Newswire

 

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Tactical medics approved to carry handguns, FireRescue1
We’ve lost 21 officers in the line of duty so far this year. That’s 21 families that will never be the same., LE Today
Family of slain Chicago police commander sues online gun dealer, Police One
Police warned about ‘credible threat’ to kill cops. Illegal immigrant, MS-13 gang member arrested in connection., LE Today
The cost per gallon of dropping retardant, Wildfire Today
For first time, ICE subpoenas Calif. sheriff’s department, Police One
Arizona Tribal Officer Fatally Shot, Police Mag
Sacramento to name baseball field after slain LEO, Police One
Ex-Dallas officer found not guilty of assault in fatal OIS, Police One
Atlanta fire chief responds after captain suspended for solo rescue, FireRescue1
Ga. state patrol head forced out after cheating investigation, Police One
The Silent Threat of the Coronavirus: America’s Dependence on Chinese Pharmaceuticals, Homeland Security Newswire
Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall, Stars & Stripes
Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities, Homeland Security Newswire
4 more firefighter training drills not found in books, FireRescue1
BLM plans to build 11,000 miles of fuel breaks, Wildfire Today

 

Mountain

Do Women Need Women’s Skis?, Gearjunkie
Surfer’s Near Death Gets Caught on Live TV, Outside
Colin O’Brady Responds to National Geographic Article, The Adventure Blog
Teton County SAR coordinator, from dispatch to mental health, Backcountry Mag
Best Chemical Methods for Water Purification, Backpacker
Climb Assist Beta Provides 3D Topo Maps of Popular Climbing Destinations, Climbing Mag
Greater Zion Is a Multisport Paradise, Outside
These Women Trail Runners Will Inspire You, Outside
The Best Thermos, Wirecutter
Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk Dive Deep Into Life’s Biggest Questions, Adventure Journal
The first all-backcountry ski resort opens in Colorado, SNEWS
Vail Issues Apology for Epic Lift Lines, Wait Times, Powder
Five Iconic Books Every Backcountry Skier Must Read, Powder
Meet 5 People Who Are Crushing Their Ski Bucket Lists, Outside
How To Prep For An Endurance Horse Race, And Lose Weight While You’re At It, Men’s Health
What Snowboarding’s Latest Innovation Means For Skiers, Gear Patrol
My Obsessive Search for Perfect Gloves Is Finally Over, Outside
What the Trees Know: Solving the Mystery of Colorado’s Record Avalanche Season, The Cleanest Line

 

Fitness / Nutrition / Health

Yoga More Effective for Back Pain than Meds, Study Finds, Muscle & Fitness
All Your Questions About Intermittent Fasting, Answered, Men’s Journal
I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here’s How They Did., Wirecutter
4 Scenarios When Detailed Testing Makes Sense, Mark’s Daily Apple
12 HIIT Workouts to Get You in the Best Shape of Your Life, Men’s Journal
Why Most Endurance Elites Don’t Endorse CBD (Yet), Outside
The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting, NY Times
5 Alternative Moves to Bench Pressing for Athletes, Muscle & Fitness
A Comprehensive Guide to Unilateral Training for Injury-Free Training and Performance, Breaking Muscle
10,000 steps a day: Not a magical formula for preventing weight gain, Science Daily
Overhead Stability: A Strength Training Must, Breaking Muscle
Insufficient evidence backing herbal medicines for weight loss, Science Daily
How to Build Healthy Habits, NY Times
Build Shoulder Strength to Avoid Injury, Breaking Muscle
Keto FAQs: Top 30 Most Common Keto Questions Answered, Mark’s Daily Apple
Is Coffee Good for You?, NY Times
The Great Fitness Scam, Outside

 

Interesting

States look at banning, restricting bottling firms from tapping local groundwater, Washington Post
Ever Wonder How Facebook Tracks Your Browsing? This New Feature Lets You See Firsthand, Gear Patrol
Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems, NY Times

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