Arete 5.16.19

Military / National Defense / Foreign Policy

No Nationality Heeded the Call to Come Fight for ISIS Like Tunisians Did. Now They’re Stuck., Small Wars Journal
Iran Guards chief says Americans have started ‘psychological war’, Reuters
Going to extremes: the stark divides in Europe’s political map, The Guardian
Thirty-five bodies found buried around Mexican city of Guadalajara, Reuters
Fort Bragg air assault school announces closure, Stars & Stripes
Navy SEAL charged with murder of Green Beret reaches plea agreement with prosecutors, Task & Purpose
Here’s What a Progressive China Strategy Would Look Like, Foreign Policy
Amid multiple murder investigations, Pentagon finds no issues with special ops ethics training, Task & Purpose
Two French commandos killed freeing hostages in West Africa, Stars & Stripes
Euro-skeptics have no alternative to US security and German economic dominance, CNBC
The Pointless Dissipation of America’s Power, Real Clear Defense
Rising Tensions Between U.S. and Iran, Hudson Institute
‘Ninja bomb’ is a bladed anvil that shreds terrorists with no risk of collateral damage, Pentagon says, Marine Corps Times
Venezuelan Democracy Was Strangled by Cuba, Foreign Policy
Vietnam Is the Chinese Military’s Preferred Warm-Up Fight, The Diplomat

Homeland Security / First Responder

New Mexico communities grapple with immigrant surge, Stars & Stripes
Pennyslvania sues maker of OxyContin, ‘jet fuel’ of America’s opioid crisis, The Guardian
The New Book From France About Islamist Terror Is A Must-Read, In Homeland Security
Florida Woman Found With Remarkable Syringe Stash in Bodily Orifice, LE Today
Is there a leadership problem in law enforcement?, Police One
Opinion: Time to Close the Door on Open-Door Policies, LE Today
Q&A: Trends in Law Enforcement Apparel,
Mexico Proposes Decriminalizing All Drugs, Working With US To End Violence, Forbes
Putting Your Life on the Line – Is It Worth It Anymore?, LE Today
LEO’s Explain Why They Quit Their Jobs, LE Today


500,000 Anglers Anticipated at Massive MN Fishing Opener, Gear Junkie
Man, I Really Miss My Long-Gone Dirtbag Gear Shop, Adventure Journal
Western States Has New Rules for Transgender Athletes, Outside Magazine
3 Reasons to Buy a Gravel Bike Instead of a Roadie, Outside
How to Prevent and Treat Blisters While Hiking, Outside

Fitness / Nutrition / Health

Navy Announces Universal Training Precautions for Physical Exercise, US Navy News
New method to treat brain injuries could save thousands of lives a year, Firerescue 1
Why Runners Shouldn’t Wear Flip-Flops, NY Times
To cheat or not to cheat? Researchers uncover the moral dilemmas of doping, Science Daily
5 Essential Ways to Burn 500 Calories, Muscle & Fitness
9 Ways To Curb Burnout And Carve Out Time For What’s Truly Important, Forbes Real Time
Houston high school runner Matthew Boling breaks national record in 100-meter dash, Yahoo Sports
When your metabolism slows, you gain weight. There are ways to counteract that., Washington Post
Does Having More Muscle Really Increase Your Metabolism?, Born Fitness
After Two Years of Muscle Pain, I Tried Dry Needle Therapy — Here’s What Happened, Greatist
Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Tied to Big Drop in Sales, WebMD
When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession?, Science Daily
Dear Mark: CBD Edition, Mark’s Daily Apple
The best time of day to drink coffee, according to science, AZ Big Media
The future of fitness testing in sports, Sportstar


Dog Poop, Dirty Rugs, and Other Disappointing Truths About Robot Vacuums, Wirecutter
19 Of the Greatest Cars For Sale Under $50,000, Gear Patrol
What Is the Most Overrated Invention?, The Atlantic
Can Amazon Be Disrupted?, Forbes
Amazon will pay employees $10,000 to quit and start their own package-delivery companies, US News
RAND’s Analysis of News in the Digital Age: Three Takeaways, Rand Corp
The Best Coolers, Wirecutter
Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power, Science Daily


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