Arete 4.9.20

Military / Foreign Affairs / National Security

Consider the Possibility that Trump is Right About China, Vanity Fair
Is The Roosevelt Captain A Martyred Hero Or A Disloyal Subordinate?, In Homeland Security
Calling Veteran SOF Medical Personnel To Staff Field Hospital in New York City, Soldier Systems
The Navy’s Crisis of Special Trust and Confidence, War on the Rocks
We Were Warned, Defense One
What does a tense US-China relationship mean for the world?, The Cipher Brief
Coronavirus Travel Update: Over 90% Of Territories Have Travel Restrictions, Homeland Security
Sweden’s liberal virus strategy questioned as death toll mounts, Al Jazerra
A foreign policy toward warlords, Brookings
The Pentagon Is Using Zoom. Is it Safe?, Defense One
The ‘Chinese Virus’ Spread Along the New Silk Road, Foreign Policy
Estonia receives more Javelins, Jane’s 360
All that Glitters is Not Gold: Overcoming the US Military’s Pro-Innovation Bias, Modern War Institute
F-35s Can’t Solve U.S. Air Force’s Pilot Shortage, The National Interest
With the commercial aviation industry in a nosedive, the Defense Department offers airlines a lifeline, Defense News
Air Force botched building its new air base in Africa, Air Force Times
Why China’s support to coronavirus-hit Europe stirs controversy, Al Jazerra
Coronavirus: China, Russia Make a Play for a New Order, Small Wars Journal
The Coronavirus Is Accelerating History Past the Breaking Point, Foreign Policy
Navy Mandates Face Covering: What You Need to Know, US Navy News
USAF SERE instructor debuts the MA37 from “Halo” video game series, War is Boring
At least 5 countries — including a poor Caribbean island — are accusing the US of blocking or taking medical equipment they need to fight the coronavirus, Business Insider


First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

3 NYPD officers die of COVID-19, Police One
NJ FFs hold procession for former fire commissioner who died from COVID-19, FireRescue1
Dozers built fireline through 3,500 burning rental cars, Wildland Fire
Playing with Fire: California’s Approach to Managing Wildfire Risks, Manhattan Institute
Calif. firefighters face dual burden of virus, fire season, FireRescue1
A State Besieged by Virus Asks Police to Slow Arrests, Real Clear Policy
Additional 540 troops heading to US-Mexico border to back up border agents during coronavirus outbreak, War is Boring
Detroit, county considering hazard pay for front-line workers, FireRescue1
Over 3,500 rental cars destroyed by fire at Fort Myers Airport, Wildfire Today
During the pandemic, Forest Service Chief emphasizes “rapid containment” of wildfires, Wildfire Today



This Custom-Fit Air Mattress Is a Brilliant Car-Based Sleep System, Adventure Journal
Climbing Hands: How We Evolve When We Push Ourselves in Pursuit of Pump, Climbing Mag
Watch Australia’s Best Surf Film of the Year (According to Nikon), GearJunkie
Rivian’s Badass Electric Adventure Pickup Won’t Arrive This Year, Gear Patrol
The Future of Outdoor Gear Is Already in Your Closet, Gear Patrol
Mules, Squirrels, Archery, Family: An Arkansas Renaissance Man’s Story, Gearjunkie
Summer Canceled: Minneapolis Closes All Beaches Until Fall, Gearjunkie
How to Get Outside Safely Right Now, Outside
7 Of The Best Snowboard Jokes, Unofficial Networks
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2020 Is Canceled, Gearjunkie
Chasing Ghosts Via Motorcycle In the San Juans, Adventure Journal
Keep It Simple, Buy a Camper Shell, Outside
Video: Mountain Biking a Via Ferrata in Italy, Adventure Journal
Need a Break? This Awesome Surf Film Festival Is Streaming, Free, Adventure Journal
Remember the Rule Allowing E-Bikes in Nat Parks? You Get to Weigh In Soon, Adventure Journal
Utah Avalanche Center reports 11 human-triggered avalanche incidents in three-day window, urges users to make more conservative decisions, Backcountry Mag
In Flylow’s Westward series, meet the skiers making life work in the mountains, Freeskier


Fitness / Nutrition / Health

No flour, eggs or butter? No problem! 23 cake recipes for when you’re missing an ingredient, The Guardian
How to Strengthen Tendons and Ligaments for Injury Prevention, Mark’s Daily Apple
5 Cheap(ish) Things to Get Started Drawing, Wirecutter
An Alpinist’s Do-Anywhere Bodyweight Workout, Outside
5 Nutritious Non-Perishable Foods to Stock Up on During Quarantine, Muscle & Fitness
Keeping lower back pain at bay: Better exercises, Science Daily
Science Has No Clear Answers On The Coronavirus. Face Masks Are No Exception., FiveThirtyEight
High-Intensity Interval Training Shock Microcycle for Enhancing Sport Performance: A Brief Review, JSCR
Here’s How Long The Coronavirus Lives On Clothes, Men’s Health
7 Jump Rope Workouts to Blast Fat and Get Fit, Men’s Journal
Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus, Washington Post
Plasma from coronavirus survivors found to help severely ill patients, The Guardian
Individualizing Training: Structural Balance, Intensity and Autoregulation, Breaking Muscle
Effect of Heat Stress on Measures of Running Performance and Heart Rate Responses During a Competitive Season in Male Soccer Players, JSCR
Too much sugar leads to early death, but not due to obesity, Science Daily
Most diets lead to weight loss and lower blood pressure, but effects largely disappear after a year, Science Daily
Moderate-Intensity Strength Exercise to Exhaustion Results in More Pronounced Signaling Changes in Skeletal Muscles of Strength-Trained Compared With Untrained Individuals, JSCR
A 10-Minute Stretching Routine to Counteract Sitting, Outside
10 Appetite-Suppressing Strategies to Keep You Satisfied, Muscle & Fitness
How to Mountain Bike Train at Home, Outside
Tips on Social Isolation from Someone with 50 years of Experience,



Our Post-Pandemic World is Already Taking Shape, Bloomberg
12 Brand-New, Damn Fun Automobiles That Cost Less than the Average New Car, Gear Patrol
Mortgage forbearance requests jump nearly 2,000% as borrowers seek relief during coronavirus outbreak, CNBC
The Morning After: NASCAR driver loses sponsor after ‘rage quitting’ esports race, Endgadget
Coronavirus Case Counts Are Meaningless*, FiveThirtyEight
The U.S. Could Be About To Completely Shutdown Commercial Airspace, Forbes

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