Arete 4.18.19

Military / National Security / International Relations

Generals can’t fix what ails North Africa, Stars & Stripes
Florida senator calls for military involvement in Venezuela, Stars & Stripes
A former top Navy official took personal trips — including 2 vacations to Hawaii — on the taxpayers’ dime, Task & Purpose
‘We were treated like second-class citizens’: Female Marine reflects on her 20 years in the Corps, Stars & Stripes
The Revolutionary Guards Are Ready to Strike Back, Real Clear Defense
5 Reasons U.S. Pacific Maritime Supremacy Might Be Doomed, Forbes
The Limits of ‘Embracing the Suck’, War Room
Rebuilding America’s Military: The US Marine Corps, Heritage Foundation
Next Marine Commandant Defends MARSOC After Call to Disband It, Military.com
Cuban Doctors Abducted in Kenya, and Officials Point to the Shabab, NY Times
France reports major security operation in central Mali, Long War Journal
Steve Bannon Declares War On China, Hoover Institution
China Enlarges Its Circle in Europe, and Tries to Convince Europeans It Comes in Peace, NY Times
New Pentagon policy aims to ensure heroic US service members get the valor awards they deserve, Task & Purpose
USSOCOM Selects Ops-Core FAST SF Helmet for Family of Tactical Headborne Systems, Awards $95 Mil Contract, Soldier Systems
USMC preparing for series of urban combat technology experiments, Jane’s 360
The United States Will Be Shocked by Its Future, Foreign Policy
Hard Truths in Syria: America Can’t Do More With Less, and It Shouldn’t Try, Small Wars Journal

 

First Responder / Homeland Security

It is safer to be a cop today than 50 years ago, Homeland Security Newswire
Profiles In Courage – Dispatcher Diana Register – The Most Dreaded 911 Calls., LE Today
We Can No Longer Rely On Others To Tell Our Stories., LE Today
British Columbia may expand firefighter occupational disease coverage to wildland firefighters, Wildfire Today
Border Patrol to Carry 5th Generation Glocks, Police Mag
South Carolina DNR Selects FN 15 Patrol Carbine, Tactical Life
The Coast Guard officer who stockpiled arms and compiled a hit list of politicians isn’t facing domestic terrorism charges, Task & Purpose
American Flag Design on California Patrol Vehicles Sparks Backlash, Police Mag

 

Mountain

What is Overtourism?, REI Co-op
A Ski Area with No Chairlifts Is the Next Big Thing, Outside
Are Mountain Lion Attacks on the Rise?, Outside
Quiz: Can You Tell Black Bears and Grizzlies Apart?, Backpacker
Grizzly Attack: That Didn’t Take Long…, Eastman’s Hunting
Avalanche Safety Device Attached To Ski Uses Radar To Detect Weak Snow Layers, Unofficial Networks
Marco Pedrini, Cumbre and the first solo ascent of Cerro Torre in 1985, Planet Mountain
Heliskiers Die In Couloir Fall, Unofficial Networks
Skier spots ‘Snow Devil’ in Idaho Springs, Colorado, KLEW
Tension Training Center: The Spartan 24-Hour Gym That’s Churning Out Top Climbers, Climbing Magazine
Want To Climb In Patagonia, But Feel Intimidated?, REI – Co-Op Journal
The Best Hike in Every State, Outside
Trading a Large Salary for Bigger Mountains, Outside

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

The Running Boom Isn’t Going Anywhere, Outside
How to Get a Bigger Boost from Caffeine, Outside
Kind Calls Out Clif Bar and RxBar for High Sugar, Outside
The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer, Washington Post
Is Mushroom Coffee Good for You?, Outside
The 9 Best Fitness Supplements and How to Take Them, Muscle & Fitness
People with a sense of oneness experience greater life satisfaction, Science Daily
Jack Dorsey and the Cult of Bro Science, Outside
Marijuana may improve women’s enjoyment of sex, Reuters
How to Cancel Your Gym Membership: 11 Things to Know About Contracts, Men’s Health
New climate models predict a warming surge, Science Mag
Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows, NY Times
The 6 Worst Exercises for Heavy Lifting, Muscle & Fitness
Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows, NY Times
The Truth About 6 Common Workout Myths, Muscle & Fitness
Phys Ed: Sitting for More Than 13 Hours a Day May Sabotage the Benefits of Exercise – NY Times Health, Science News
5 Gorp Recipes That Are Unbelievably Good, Outside
Don’t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns, NY Times

 

Interesting

Homeless veteran gets probation, mandatory rehab for $400,000 GoFundMe scam, Task & Purpose
Facebook dominates Afghan e-commerce, Business News
Amazon’s empire rests on its low-key approach to AI, Business News
The 2019 RAM Power Wagon Is the Most Capable Pickup You Can Buy, Gear Patrol
Patagonia Sues Anheuser-Busch Over New Beer, Unofficial Networks
Rethinking conservation efforts for improved biodiversity, Science Daily
Yukon warmest it has been in 13,600 years, Science Daily
If you are a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan, this app will teach you how to speak in High Valyrian, CNBC
After nearly 10 years of testing tools and apps to track my money, I keep coming back to an old-school system for 3 reasons, Business Insider
Millennials are building multimillion-dollar beauty empires on their massive Instagram and Snapchat followings, and it’s disrupting a centuries-old industry, Business Insider
Why Female Surfers Are Finally Getting Paid Like Their Male Peers, The Atlantic
How A Gates Foundation-Backed Fund Is Revolutionizing Global Health Impact Investing, Forbes
Here’s The Shocking Reality Of Completely Blocking Google From Your Life, Forbes
6 online companies that make custom and made-to-measure men’s clothing for cheaper than you’d expect, Business Insider
Baby T rex goes on sale on eBay, sparking paleontologists’ outcry, The Guardian

 

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