Arete 2.7.19

Military / National Security

Air Force drops WAPS testing for SNCOs, Air Force Times
Russia Is Attacking the US System From Within, Defense One
Trump: I forced Mattis to quit because ‘I wasn’t happy with the job he was doing’, Defense News
The Marine Corps’ new CH-53K is a mess. This is why its operational date could face delays., Air Force Times
How will the Army use electronic warfare? The Pentagon’s weapon tester wants to know, Defense News
Trump reaffirms leaving Syria, but wants troops in Iraq to ‘watch Iran’, Military Times
The Teams Who Test US Cyber Defenses Aren’t Being Tough Enough: Pentagon Report, Defense One
US airstrike kills 24 Shabaab fighters at an ‘encampment’, Long War Journal
After Bloody Insurgent Wars, Pentagon Launches Effort to Prevent Civilian Deaths, Small Wars Journal
Why the American Army Should Increase its Warrant Officers, Small Wars Journal
At War: As a Woman Serving Alongside Green Berets, I Had No Problem Keeping Up. It Wasn’t Enough., NY Times
RECOIL Best of SHOT Show 2019, Recoil

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Four steps to a successful drone program for your fire department, Firerescue1 Daily News
A web-based wildfire simulator for operational applications, Internatio
Washington Sheriff’s Pledge Not to Enforce Gun Control Law,
Border Patrol Agent Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Texas,
IAFC, IAFF, NFPA, NVFC oppose required degrees for medics, Fire Rescue 1
Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Found Dead in Vehicle,
Have We Forgotten How NFL Players Treated the Police?, LE Today
Patrol Vehicles 2019, Police Mag
Idaho police sued after seizing nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis, Police One
The Day I Had to Chose Between Fighting Evil… or Being a Cop., LE Today
Why Does the Media Hate the Police?, LE Today
South Dakota’s New Law Allows Permitless Carry, Recoil


Mountain Sports

The Bracing Sublimity of Coldwater Swimming, Adventure Journal
At OR, Outdoor Industry Announces United Front Against Climate Change, Adventure Journal
The 10 Best Products We Saw at Outdoor Retailer, Gear Patrol
Our Favorite Gear Under $50 at Outdoor Retailer, Outside
Avalanche Claims 4 Lives Near Italian Ski Area Of Courmayeur, Unofficial Networks
The Ultimate Moab Travel Guide, Outside
FREESKIER’s Best of Show Awards from Outdoor Retailer 2019, Freeskier


Fitness /  Nutrition / Health

How Energy Bars Became America’s Favorite Snack Food, Outside
4 Signs You’re Amazing in Bed, Muscle & Fitness
Common Myths About Cancer Debunked, Medical Daily
For millennials, cancers fueled by obesity are on rise, study says,
Our New Favorite Shoe for CrossFit: Under Armour TriBase Reign, Men’s Journal
5 Common Quad-Training Mistakes to Avoid, Muscle & Fitness
Here’s why walking 100 steps per minute is good for you. And 130 steps is even better, Boston Globe
Cost effectiveness of early cancer surveillance, Science Daily
What really works when it comes to sports recovery?, The Verge
Clean Carbs and Lots of Lifting: How James McAvoy Got into Fighting Shape for ‘Glass’, Men’s Journal
Skipping Out on Bacon and Booze Might Cut Cancer Risk, Muscle & Fitness
Many Children Are Overdoing It on the Toothpaste, C.D.C. Study Says, NY Times



A tweaked DoD cloud strategy looks beyond Amazon, Defense News
Firm founded by ex-Blackwater boss to operate in China’s Xinjiang province,
Is Mexico a Failing State?, Small Wars Journal
State of the Union 2019: How Americans see major national issues, Pew Research Center
Increasing murder rate is erasing gains in life expectancy among Mexican men, Homeland Security Newswire
ScienceTake: The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a Fierce and Furious Beak, NY Times

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