Arete 4.16.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs

The Military’s Medical ‘Relief Valves’ Remain Mostly Empty in New York. This is Why., Washington Post
Faulty masks. Flawed tests. China’s quality control problem in leading global COVID-19 fight, Stars & Stripes
On April 9, 2020, Vanda Felbab-Brown discussed “Is the War in Afghanistan Really Over?” via teleconference with the Pacific Council on International Policy., Brookings
Three civilians killed as India, Pakistan trade fire across LoC, Al Jazzera
Report: Investigators say fired Decatur captain lied about ship’s position, Stars & Stripes
First candidate for US Army’s future tactical drone gets first soldier-operated flight, Defense News
What happens to F-35 if it flies into Russian airspace?, Pravda Report
How China Deceived the WHO, The Atlantic
Army Files Patent on New 40mm Camera Drone, Soldier Systems
F-22s intercept Russian maritime recon aircraft near Alaska, Defense News
Drugs, Border Security, and the Importance of the US-Mexico Relationship, Modern War Institute
Niall Ferguson: Let’s Zoom Xi. He Has Questions To Answer, Hoover Institute
Pakistan Army claims to have downed Indian Army quadcopter, Jane’s 360
Why Retribution Against China for Coronavirus Would Harm America and the World, War on the Rocks
Taliban touts more elite ‘Red Unit’ fighter training on social media, Long War Journal
Pentagon says ‘Stop Loss’ order is unlikely — but is an option if needed, Military Times
Servicemembers and Side Hustles: Revisiting Ethical Conduct Regulations in the Age of Social Media, Modern War Institute
The Normal Economy Is Never Coming Back, Foreign Policy
64 years ago, a drill instructor marched Marine recruits to their death at boot camp, War is Boring
550 sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus, Stars & Stripes
US military wants to build mobile microreactor, Defense News
Commercial aircraft industry’s woes could help Air Force pilot retention, Defense News
Now Joining the Fight Against Coronavirus: The World’s Armed Rebels, Drug Cartels and Gangs, Small Wars Journal
China approves two coronavirus vaccines for human trials, Al Jazzera

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Ky. police record license plates at in-person Easter service, Police One
Officer Down: Female officer – a young mother – shot and killed trying to save woman’s life on a domestic violence call, LE Today
At the epicenter: Seattle FD prioritizes testing and member safety, Fire Rescue 1
Police chief has guns stolen from his vehicle – days after signing policy about not leaving guns in vehicle, LE Today
Fire aviation in Australia, graphically, Wildfire today
Phoenix Officer Credits Armor with Saving her Life During Shooting That Killed Commander, Police Magazine
Calif. agency implements emergency patrol schedule in response to COVID-19, Police One
We asked the Forest Service how firefighting will change during the pandemic, Wildfire Today
The 4 Types Of Narco Submarines The Military Faces, Forbes
Wildfire Blackouts Aren’t Worth the Cost, Manhattan Institute
Most Officer COVID-19 Deaths to be Eligible for Federal LODD Benefits, Police Mag
Meet the Jackson Hotshots, Wildfire Today



Toyota May Drop a Wild, Boxy Cousin of the Land Cruiser Next Month, Gear Patrol
Tarptent Moment DW Review (2019 Version), Backpacking Light
The Process and the Reward, Patagonia
The Best Men’s Midlayers on the Market Right Now, Outside
Incident Report Concludes Vail Lifty Wasn’t Paying Attention During Chairlift Suffocation Death, Unofficial Networks
Retailers’ toughest question: When is it time to close up shop?, SNEWS
Bureaucracy Could Make Some Backcountry Less Safe, Outside
No Man’s Land Announces Virtual Flagship Film Festival April 9-12, Climbing Magazine
Take a Trip Through the Headspace of a Climber Struggling With Doubt, Adventure Journal
You Can Still Buy a Brand-New, Old-School Toyota Land Cruiser. Just Not in America, Gear Patrol
FULL MOVIE: Oil & Water presented by Armada Skis, Unofficial networks
There Are Lots of New Adventure Movies to Stream, Outside
UPDATE: Incident Details Released in Wyoming, Idaho Avalanche Fatalities, Powder
Industry Buzz: Columbia furloughs, VF donations, new REI store halted, how to make PPE, SNEWS
A New Theory for Unexplained Whitewater Deaths, Outside
COVID-19 Presents Ski Towns With a Conundrum, Powder
Are Ski Areas Responsible for the Spread of COVID-19?, Powder
REI plans to furlough most retail employees for three months, REI Co-op
Can You Name All The Colorado Ski Resorts In This Puzzle?, Unofficial Networks
Why Surfers and Climbers Break Social Distancing Rules, Outside


Fitness / Nutrition / Health

Coronavirus infection may cause lasting damage throughout the body, doctors fear, Stars & Stripes
‘You think you’re free, then it comes back’: Doctors and patients explain what the coronavirus ‘second-week crash’ feels like, Business Insider
How to Nail the Perfect Running Cadence, Outside
Missing an Ingredient? Here’s What You Can Use Instead, NY Times
Higher daily step count linked with lower all-cause mortality, Science Daily
The Quarantine Backyard Ultra Is Perfectly Insane, Outside
Ecuador: Hot weather won’t kill Covid-19, Pravda Report
The Best Rice Cooker, Wirecutter
The Experts Lied to Us about Masks, National Review
Every Cyclist Who Was Killed by a Driver in 2020, Outside
Regular exercise benefits immunity — even in isolation, Science Daily
How Close Are We To A COVID-19 Vaccine?, fivethirtyeight
9 Free Online Courses You Can Do During Lockdown, Men’s Health
If a coronavirus vaccine arrives, can the world make enough?, Nature
Come Out Of Self-Isolation Stronger With These Brutal Bodyweight Workouts, Men’s Journal
How to Perfect Your Running Form, Outside
WHO is investigating reports of recovered COVID patients testing positive again, Reuters
Lettuce Left To Die In California Fields As Produce Demand Withers Under COVID-19, Forbes
Neck Tubes and Scarves Are Not Ideal Face Masks, Outside
It’s difficult to grasp the projected deaths from Covid-19. Here’s how they compare to other causes of death, STAT
Scientists discover six new coronaviruses in bats, Science Daily
Nitric Oxide Investigated as COVID-19 Treatment, WebMD
5 Tips for Getting by Without Your Barber, Gear Patrol
Coronavirus statistics: what can we trust and what should we ignore?, The Guardian



The debate over a post office bailout, explained, Vox
Recent Battles Between Employers And Their Workers May Mark The Beginning Of The End Of The War For Talent, Forbes
After Math: Look at all this free stufff, Endgadget
How Much of the Coronavirus Damage Is Trump’s Fault?, Defense One
Japan Is Testing the Limits of Pandemic Economics, Foreign Policy
NFL Safeties Should Be Worth More Than Touchdowns, fivethirtyeight
What missed rent and mortgage payments mean for the financial system, The Economist
Exceptional Successes Are Largely Based on Luck, Psychology Today
Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu?, fivethirtyeight
Social Distance: We Can’t Go Back to Normal, The Atlantic

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