Arete 5.2.19

Military / National Security / International Affairs

Blackwater founder’s plan for mercenaries to Venezuela: Report, Al Jazzera
Erdogan says F-35 project would collapse without Turkey, Reuters
SWJ Primer: Chinese Cyber Espionage and Information Warfare, Small Wars Journal
Air Force Will Bring Urban Training to Boise – and Some Residents are Fighting Back, Small Wars Journal
Air Force Academy removes commandant of cadets from job amid investigation, Stars & Stripes
Czechs protest justice appointee, fear meddling in PM’s case, Reuters
The US Navy’s Shifting View of China’s Coast Guard and ‘Maritime Militia’, The Diplomat
Report: Decades of abuse and mistrust created a climate for fraud in Virgin Islands National Guard, Stars & Stripes
Spain bars exiled ex-Catalan leader from European election, Reuters
Afghanistan in 2019: This is what losing looks like, Task & Purpose
US military spending up as global outlay hits 31-year high, Stars & Stripes
Six killed in Burkina Faso church attack, Al Jazerra
Here’s how B-2 bomber pilots pull off grueling 33-hour flights, Defense News
Chief commander of Quds force Soleimani says talks with U.S. impossible: Fars, Reuters
Road warriors: Foreign fighters in the armies of jihad, Brookings
Fewer than a third of countries currently have a military draft; most exclude women, Pew Research Center


Homeland Security / First Responder

Coast Guard polar icebreaker project moves ahead with new contract, War is Boring
The FBI is reportedly investigating activists for plotting an ‘armed rebellion’ at the US-Mexico border with cartel-supplied guns, Task & Purpose
St. Louis Police Officer Accused of Killing Colleague Pleads Not Guilty, Officer
Texas Police Cadet Charged After Accidentally Shooting Classmates, Police Mag
Border Agent and Army Vet Stop Gunman at Synagogue Shooting, Police Mag
Movie review: “Wildland” documents contract crew from initial training to battling a major fire, Firerescue 1
Thief Escapes By Breaking NYPD Officer’s Leg, LE Today
One officer’s story of the day he put a gun to his head, Police One
Is Officer Suicide on the Rise?, Police One
Veterans suffer from ‘culture shock’ when returning to university, Science Daily
Many Driving on Pot, Even With Kids in the Car, WebMD


The Best Running Shoes for Road and Trail, Outside
Why It’s Almost Impossible to Climb 15 Meters in 5 Seconds: Watch, Gear Patrol
Tips from the Pros on Buying Used Gear, Outside
Mortality Salience: How A Rope Soloing Fall Made Me Rethink My Climbing Obsession, Outside
Men’s Journal Picks 100 Best Adventures on America’s Public Lands, Adventure Journal

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Kicking back with Pneumatic Recovery Boots, Gear Intstitute
This Race Tests the Limits of Human Endurance, REI Co-Op
Yes, You Need Carbs. Here’s When to Eat Them., Outside
From Apples to Popcorn, Climate Change Is Altering the Foods America Grows, NY Times
More Pregnant Women Vaping, Study Says, Science Daily
More Women Snore Than Is Reported, WebMD
You Should Be Taking Cold Showers, Breaking Muscle
5 Keys to Returning to Sport After a Knee Surgery. Mike Reinhold
Exonerating refined grains: Controversial study results conflict with whole grain dietary advice,
Doing Cardio This Way Won’t Diminish Your Gains, Say Researchers, D’Marge
No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers, Science Daily
Finland and Uganda are the world’s fittest countries, World Economic Forum



‘Biodegradable’ plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea, The Guardian
Scandinavian Airlines strike in fourth day, affecting thousands, Stars & Stripes
Can Uber ever make money?, Business Insider
35 Countries Where Americans Are Most Likely to Get Kidnapped, In Homeland Security
Key takeaways from our new study of how Americans use Twitter, Pew Research Center
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Service Coming to Charlotte in 2019, Police Mag
How to Drink Scotch, According to a World-Famous Whiskey Expert, Gear Patrol
Gillette’s Sexist Razor Ad Backfires – Company Facing Major Sales Slump, LE Today
The Best Small Saucepan, NY Times
Video: A Closer Look at the Rivian Electric Pick-Up Truck, The Adventure Blog
Feature: Australia Is Deadly Serious About Killing Millions of Cats, NY times

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