Arete 5.7.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs

Trump taps private equity executive for top special operations job, Defense News
Lessons From the Malaysian-American-Chinese-Australian-Vietnamese Naval Standoff, Foreign Policy
Amid Pandemic, China Is Working to Lead the World Trump Abandoned, Defense One
Many field hospitals went largely unused, will be shut down, Military Times
Strategic Fail: Partnering with Turkey to Counter Iran Would Misread the Region, Hudson Institute
Boeing rolls out Australia’s first ‘Loyal Wingman’ combat drone, Defense News
Russia denies accusations it planned to assassinate two Czech politicians, Intelnews.org
Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020-?, Hoover Institute
China’s Virtual Bamboo Curtain, FRPI
The Army Wants a Wearable COVID-19 Detector, Defense One
The role of special operations forces in a ‘Great Power Conflict’, Defense News
To Confront China After Coronavirus, We Must See the Bigger Picture, Hudson Institute
China’s Virtual Bamboo Curtain, Real Clear Defense
The Problem with Great-Power Competition, Modern War Institute
US Navy surface ships enter the Barents Sea for the first time since mid-1980s, Marine Corps Times
Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Human Intel Analysts In a Key Area, Defense One
America must build bomber capacity to compete in the Pacific, Defense News
Analysis: The Islamic State’s ideological campaign against al-Qaeda, Long War Journal
A Microdose of Lithium in the Water Could Reduce Military Suicides, War on the Rocks
Reviewing Vietnam’s ‘Struggle’ Options in the South China Sea, RAND Corp
‘Maximum pressure’ on China is no solution to a pandemic, Defense News
Two Armies, Soldier Systems
North and South Korean troops exchange fire along border, Military Times
Emailing Your Military Career into the Dumpster: A How-Not-To Guide, Modern War Institute
Ten highly unpleasant questions that China wants to ask the USA, Pravda Report
How Drones Could Mission Kill a U.S. Destroyer, Proceedings
8 Chinese Arguments Against Western ‘Hubris’ and Why They Fail, The Diplomat

First Responder / Wildland Fire / Homeland Security

Mexican drug cartels distribute COVID-19 ‘care packages’ to build community capital, Intelnews.org
“No use for them”- Canada PM Trudeau bans 1,500 types of firearms in an instant, War is Boring
ILL. FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC, 57, BEATS C-19, DIES FROM STROKE, Firefighter Close Calls
NH first responders to receive up to $300 weekly during pandemic, Fire Rescue 1
This Is Not a Test: APT41 Initiates Global Intrusion Campaign Using Multiple Exploits, Fire Eye Threat Research
Video: Atlanta fire captain suspended for solo rescue gives his side of the story, Fire Rescue 1
Chicago firefighter shot multiple times while mowing law.  Returns fire with concealed gun., LE Today
Texas Officer Killed, Another Injured in Helicopter Crash, Police One
San Francisco Chief Bans Use of “Thin Blue Line” Facial Masks, Police Magazine
NYPD union wants officers out of ‘social distancing enforcement’, Police One
Forest Service reverses course on prescribed fires, Wildfire Today
FBI Releases Report on 2019 Active Shooter Incidents, Police Mag
FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, Police Mag

 

Mountain

Packing Light with 95 lbs: 40 Days Without Resupply in Far-Eastern Russia, Backpacking Light
Now’s the Time to Rewrite Your Bucket List, Outside
Sea stacks in Donegal, Ireland, climbed by Will Gadd and Iain Miller, Planet Mountain
CEO Eric Artz Shares Thoughts on the Path Forward, REI Co-op
For national parks, it’s more complicated than just open or closed, SNEWS
Honorary Haenyeo, Patagonia
Do You Actively Regret the Adventures Not Taken?, Adventure Journal
Longtime guide Dan Escalante Killed in Crested Butte, Colo. Avalanche, Backcountry Mag
This Week’s Best Deals on Outdoor Gear, Gear Patrol
The 10 Best Outdoor Mothers’ Day Gifts of 2020, Backpacker
Adventures in Motherhood, Patagonia
Climbing Areas Around the World Slowly Begin to Reopen, Climbing
Will Colorado allow skiing by Memorial Day?, Freeskier
With Skiing Out, Inline Skating is Surging, Powder
Five Ten Creates Adventure Cycling Shoes, Gear Institute
Jakob Schubert repeats Weiße Rose, Alexander Huber Schleierwasserfall masterpiece, Planet Mountain
Climbing’s Send-at-All-Costs Culture Almost Ruined Me, Outside
Tarptent Double Rainbow Li Tent Review, Backpacking Light

 

Fitness / Nutrition / Health

The Unintended Consequences of a Proposed Cure for COVID-19, RAND Corp
Reduced obesity for weighted-vest wearers, Science Daily
The Benefits of Running Alone, Men’s Journal
How to Start a Home Gym, Backpacker
What It Takes to Train for Leadville, Outside
Smooth Gravel: Niner Magic Carpet Ride Full-Suspension ‘Grinder’ Review, Gearjunkie
What the Happiest Countries in the World Have in Common, Outside
Food Intolerances: Should I Get Tested?, Breaking Muscle
The Best Portable Air Conditioner, Wirecutter
How to Choose an Indoor Bike Trainer, Outside
A cancer patient reconsiders her end-of-life wishes, as Covid-19 brings mortality into sharper focus, STAT
Need To Relive Some Shoulder Pain? Pick Up This Pillow Today, Men’s Journal
Going to Cut Your Own Hair? Use These Barber-Approved Grooming Tools, Gear Patrol
You Can’t Actually Be Addicted to Sugar, Outside
Near-Death Experience: Watch Flash Flood Trap Team in Slot Canyon, Gearjunkie
Protecting the Box Canyon and Yellowstone River: ‘Our Local Epic’, Gearjunkie
6 Tips to Recover From Active Pursuits and Perform at Your Peak, Men’s Journal

 

Interesting

Coronavirus: S Korea baseball league reopens in empty stadiums, Al Jazzera
Imagine the post-pandemic misery of business travel, The Economist
Video shows Cosmonaut cutting through International Space Station with a combat knife, War is Boring
8 Concept Vehicles from the 2010s We Wish Became Real Cars, Gear Patrol

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