Arete 3.21.19

Military / National Defense

Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban, Small Wars Journal
Joint Chiefs Chairman Denies Report that U.S. is Planning to Keep 1K Troops in Syria, Small Wars Journal
The U.S. Quietly Made a Big Splash About the South China Sea, Real Clear Defense
Navy enacts almost all changes recommended after fatal USS Fitzgerald, USS McCain collisions. Navy Times
Army plan would tap thousands of mainland soldiers for short-term Pacific rotations, Stars & Stripes
Human rights group accuses AFRICOM commanders of war crimes, calls for investigation, Military Times
German Defense Spending Is Falling Even Shorter. The U.S. Isn’t Happy., NY Times
German defense industry decries Berlin’s new budget plan as too low, Defense News
Norway says it has proof Russia messed with GPS signals during recent NATO exercises, Task & Purpose
Senator: No Evidence U.S. Is Planning Venezuela Military Intervention, Real Clear Defense
Body Counts Are Terrible Way to Assess Counter-Terror Ops, Real Clear Defense
Jaw-Jaw: Aaron Friedberg on Asking the Right Questions About Chinese Ambitions, War on the Rocks
Were the brides of Islamic State cloistered housewives or participants in atrocities?, Stars & Stripes
Once political foes, these veterans are joining forces against a shared enemy: America’s ‘forever wars’, Task & Purpose
SOCOM Tests Sarcos Exoskeleton (No, It Isn’t ‘Iron Man’), Breaking Defense
Spying for China: Former US intel officer, Army vet pleads guilty to attempted espionage. Navy Times
Trump officials chafe at second-guessing of North Korean missile sites, Stars & Stripes
Iraqi who allegedly killed US troops charged in Germany, Stars & Stripes
Hungary Rolls Out Red Carpet for Obscure Russian Bank, Stoking Spy Fears, NY Times
Epic Passes For Just $129 For Active and Retired Military, Unofficial Networks
Who are the private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan?, Air Force Times
The Amnesia of the U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment, The New Republic
There are Mounting Signs of U.S. Military Planning for Venezuela, Small Wars Journal
Documentary Review: “‘Combat Obscura’ is a Brutally Honest Look at the Blurred Morality of the War in Afghanistan, Small Wars Journal
The U.S.-China Global Dance, Hoover Inst.

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Americans Are Seeing Threats in the Wrong Places, Defense One
Some Migrant Families Released at Border Due to Facility Overcrowding, In Homeland Security
Dark web marketplace for SSL and TLS certificates, Homeland Security Newswire
Should Media Avoid Naming The Gunmen In Mass Shootings?, In Homeland Security
Officer: America’s Opioid Problem is a Distribution Problem, LE Today
Report: Several factors contributed to firefighter’s 2015 LODD, Fire Rescue 1
Border Patrol Says Detention Centers Are Full,
Oklahoma sheriff resigns after judge orders her to reopen unsafe jail, LE Today
UPDATE: Kittitas Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed, another officer injured, LE Today
Tattooed Conn. officer fighting to keep his job, Police One
PA State Police Sued for Killing Drug Suspect with Bulldozer, Police Mag
This is the Future of Testing Explosives and Narcotics, LE Today
Mont. firefighter killed helping stranded motorist, Fire Rescue 1
Portland Leadership Consults with Black Lives Matter on Police Contract, LE Today
Two ‘Virtual Kidnap’ Scams Within 24 Hours Have California Police on Alert, Officer
Vermont Trooper Revived With Narcan After Drug Stop, Officer
Rethink Speed, Officer
Things to Consider Before Leaving a Career in Law Enforcement, LE Today
Off-duty firefighter evacuates 200 when building catches fire, Fire Rescue 1



Canoeing Across Canada With a Five-Year-Old—and Surviving, Adventure Journal
Don’t Change A Thing – After a lifetime of skiing, Bebe Wood would do it all over again, Powder
The 12 Best Hiking Boots and Shoes of 2019, Backpacker
Steven Rinella Wants Hunters and Hikers to Hold Hands, Outside
Video: Running Ridges in Norway with Kilian Jornet, Adventure Journal
Breckenridge Police Arrest Suspected Ski Thief After Month Long Investigation (Recovered 10 Snowboards, 10 Skis, 13 Goggles…), Unofficial Networks
What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Skier – Teach your kids how to ski, but don’t try to make them into something they’re not, Powder
K2 Quest is Over—Mountain Remains Unclimbed in the Winter, Adventure Journal
Giving Up on the Ski Town Dream, Adventure Journal
WATCH: Vail Ski Patrol Looks Like An Okay Gig…, Unofficial Networks
Van Lovers Take Note—Ford is Releasing AWD Transit Vans, Adventure Journal


Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Mushroom Broth Is Magic for Your Body, Outside
Top 10 Ways to Avoid Injury, Muscle & Fitness
6 Principles to Crush in Life Without Burning Out, Outside
Breast Size May Significantly Impact Your Exercise Habits, Muscle & Fitness
Moves: Minimalist Strength Workout, Outside
New study reshapes understanding of how the brain recovers from injury, Science Daily
5 Hemp Oil Benefits For Health and Wellness, Mark’s Daily Apple
8 Neck and Shoulder Stretches to Relieve Pain, Outside
A User Guide for Your Knees, NY Times
Keto Bloat: Separating Fact from Fiction, Mark’s Daily Apple
The Truth About Sweet Potatoes: Are They Good or Bad for Weight Loss?, Muscle & Fitness
The New and Improved M&F Food Pyramid, Muscle & Fitness
Want Better Lifts? Work on Your Shoulder Mobility, Men’s Journal
Bodybuilders are Buying Breast Milk Online to Build Muscle, Muscle & Fitness
Make Linear Progression Work for You, Breaking Muscle
Back Problems? Here Are Three Spine-Saving Moves, Men’s Health
Kale Is a Surprise on 2019’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ List,Web MD
Phys Ed: Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well, NY Times



Finland tops global happiness index for second consecutive year, Stars & Stripes
Deflating College Degrees, Hoover Inst.
High cost of dissent in Iran — 38 years and 148 lashes, Stars & Stripes
Five of the Six Most Violent Cities in the World are in Mexico, Report Says, Small Wars Journal
Political Independents: Who They Are, What They Think, Pew Research Center
How to Find the Cheapest Flight Possible, Every Time, Outside
UN Report Says Sharp Rise in Arctic Temperatures Unavoidable, Adventure Blog
Chop Up a Worm. It Will Regenerate. Scientists Figured Out Why., NY Times
After 7 Years, The California Drought Is Officially Over, Unofficial Networks
Wildlife tourism may negatively affect African elephants’ behavior, Science Daily
‘Take Me Closer’ Hitchhiking to Alaska, Outside
This is Your Brain on Instagram: Effects of Social Media on the Brain, Now
Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater, Science Daily
Seattle is experiencing a truly remarkable winter heat wave, hitting 79 on Tuesday, Washington Post
Lyft will be the first ride-hailing company to go public. Here’s how its numbers compare to Uber. (LYFT), Business Insider
Uber And Lyft Won’t Admit What They Are, Forbes

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