Arete 3.5.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs

All US troops to leave Afghanistan in 14 months if Taliban meets commitments of peace deal, Defense News
SpaceX’s founder tells US Air Force the era of fighter jets is ending, Air Force Times
If U.S. Forces Have to Leave the Philippines, Then What?, Rand Corp
North Korea Fires Missiles In First Test Launch In Months, Forbes
Expect Congress to block Africa troop cuts, says defense panel chairman, Defense News
Using Global Media Big Data to Understand China’s Soft Power Efforts, Strategy Bridge
Video shows US military vehicle running a Russian military truck off the road in Syria, Task & Purpose
Saudi students resume training at Navy bases with new firearm restrictions, War is Boring
Trump Pushing for Three-Way Arms Control With Russia, China, Real Clear Defense
Drones and the Legality and Ethics of War, Small Wars Journal
Russia refuses to guarantee safety for Turkish Air Force in Syria, Pravda Report
Top Marine official bans Confederate-era paraphernalia at all Corps bases worldwide, War is Boring
Special Operations as an Innovation Laboratory, War on the Rocks
Angela Merkel says racist attacks in Germany of ‘deepest concern’, DW.com
AFRICOM kills Shabaab commander behind Manda Bay Airfield attack, Long War Journal
Two-thirds of troops support allowing transgender service members in the military, Pentagon study finds, Marine Corps Times
The Navy’s investigation into Vice Adm. Scott Stearney’s suicide, Navy Times
Corona chaos hits biggest hospital, Norway News
Turkey’s Erdogan will not win the war in Syria, USA will fail too, Pravda Report
Chinese destroyer shot weapons-grade laser at US Navy aircraft in the Philippine Sea, War is Boring

 

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) a Threat To Humans?, In Homeland Security
Neb. volunteer firefighter dies shortly after fighting grass fire, FireRescue1
Former St. Louis Officer Gets 7 Years for Russian Roulette Killing of Fellow Officer, Police Mag
To boost hiring, Ky. state police changes applicant requirements, Police One
Coronavirus considerations for law enforcement, Police One
Firefighters not safe under new chief, current and former FD members say, FireRescue1
Brush fire has burned about 20% of Kahoʻolawe, Wildfire Today
Walmart designates reserved parking spaces for law enforcement, Police One
Fire agencies say they have adequate plans to deal with coronavirus outbreaks among firefighters, Wildfire Today
As Domestic Terrorists Outpace Jihadists, New U.S. Law Is Debated, NY Times
2 dozen first responders quarantined for coronavirus in Wash., FireRescue1
Former fire chief sheds light on factors leading to resignation of 18 FFs, FireRescue1

 

Mountain

Buying Used Snow-Cat For Personal Use, Unofficial Networks
Classic Desert Tower Routes from 5.10-5.12, AAI
Lightest REI Tents Yet: Flash Air 1 & 2 Out Now, Gear Junkie
UV Protection vs Polarized Sunglasses: Comparison Guide, Globo Surf
Mountaineering’s Drug Problem, Gear Patrol
The Long and Frozen Road—Expedition Ice Skating in the Arctic Circle, Adventure Journal
Matt Cornell free solos Hyalite Canyon testpiece, Nutcracker (M9 WI5+, 450′), Alpinist
The Next Great Adventure Hubs, Outside
Q&A: Bill Lockwood, Asolo USA’s new GM, SNEWS
10 Best Climbing Holds In 2020, Globo Surf
Coronavirus Is Causing a Freeze-Dried Food Freak-Out, Outside
Accomplished Polar Explorer Community Defends Nat Geo Expose on Colin O’Brady, Adventure Journal
Mt. Bachelor Sued For $30 Million Over Two Tree Well Deaths On The Same Day, Unofficial Networks
Streamer Fishing: Essential Tips to Catch Huge Fish This Spring, Gear Junkie
You Know That Feeling of Freedom You Get From Alpine Outings? It Has a Name, Adventure Journal
The World’s Hardest Ice Climb? Mission to Mars at Helmcken Falls by Tim Emmett, Klemen Premrl, Planet Mountain
Mixed Metals and Galvanic Corrosion: Ticking Time Bomb or Tempest in a Teapot?, Climbing Mag
Not Just ‘Pretty Strong’, Mountain Hardware

 

Fitness / Nutrition / Health

Stop Touching Your Face!, NY Times
How to Use Airtable, Trello, and Other Apps to Fix Your Life, Wired
You Don’t Need a Face Mask for Coronavirus, NY Times
An Introduction to Running Cadence, Breaking Muscle
The Skeptic’s Take on Altitude Training, Outside
People who eat a big breakfast may burn twice as many calories, Science Daily
Lazy Keto: Worth the Hype or Just a Dirty (Keto) Trick?, Mark’s Daily Apple
Five Reasons Why Sport Is Going Vegan, Forbes
Coronavirus’ Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers, WebMD
Pot Use Among Seniors Nearly Doubled in 3 Years, WebMD
Exercises to Relieve Hip Pain, Outside
The Best GPS Running Watch, NY Times
Adaptation Is Not a Bad Word, Body Confusion Is, Breaking Muscle
When should you eat to manage your weight? Breakfast, not late-night snacks, Science Daily
How to Exercise While Fasting, Mark’s Daily Apple
Shoot For Total-Body Strength With The Rolling Pistol Squat, Men’s Health
Top 20 Health Trends That Will Stand the Test of Time, Muscle & Fitness
Supplement Labeling Fraud is Widespread, Nutritionfacts.org
The Hidden Link Between Freediving and Mountaineering, Outside

 

Interesting

How people around the world see democracy in 8 charts, Pew Research
Germany and Spain scramble to reverse the flight of youth, The Guardian
Suunto 7 Wear OS GPS Watch In-Depth Review, DC Rainmaker
We Just Found New Evidence the Ford Bronco Will Have a Stick Shift, Gear Patrol
A Boat Fire Killed 34 People, and We May Never Know Why, Outside
Untangling Warren Buffett’s unique firm, Businessweek
The problem using Sweden as an example of a socialist model that works? Sweden ain’t socialist, American Enterprise Institute
Vatican to open archives of Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII, BBC
The Best Kitchen Trash Can, NY Times
Not a ‘math person’? You may be better at learning to code than you think, Science Daily

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