Arete 6.20.19

Military / National Security / International Affairs

Was dead ISIS militant a war casualty or a Navy SEAL’s murder victim?, Marine Corps Times
Turkish Democracy Is Still Alive, Foreign Policy
Great Power Competition Ushers in a New Generation of European Weapons, Defense One
Trump’s Trade War Is Pushing China Even Deeper Into Debt, Council of Foreign Relations
The Army’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment earned 60 combat badges for raining hell down on ISIS, Task & Purpose
The short, sad DOD career of Pat Shanahan, Stars & Stripes
Fired Marine one-star general was ‘abusive, bullying, toxic, abrasive, and aggressive,’ investigation finds, Task & Purpose
Nuclear weapons: experts alarmed by new Pentagon ‘war-fighting’ doctrine, The Guardian
Little Greece Becoming Big Player In World Geopolitics, Hoover Institute
US announces more military aid for Ukraine, Janes 360
Macron’s national service sparks criticism from French left, The Guardian
Cutting Language Training Is the Latest Foolish Retreat from Global Engagement, Defense One
A Bitter Stalemate in Canada-China Relations, The Diplomat
Deployed Eglin civilian coined for her assistance after Taliban attack, Air Force Times
Russia says findings of MH17 crash investigation are groundless, Reuters
Germany seeks ‘level playing field’ in China,
Navy SEAL convicted in death of Green Beret soldier investigated for contact with victim’s widow at party, Stars & Stripes
Cambodia targets 140 opposition figures to silence dissent: U.N., Reuters
Five Names to Watch for Next SecDef, Real Clear Defense
House votes to block Trump military transgender ban, Military Times
The United States As A Promethean Power, Hoover Institution
China in Tajikistan: New Report Claims Chinese Troops Patrol Large Swaths of the Afghan-Tajik Border, The Diplomat
Merkel backs Ukraine’s Zelenskiy in Russia dispute,
Canadian paratrooper killed, two US soldiers hurt during Bulgaria parachute jumps,Stars & Stripes


Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records, Stars & Stripes
Belgian firefighters light fires, block roads in wages protest, Reuters
Mexico to launch El Salvador jobs program under Central America development plan, Reuters
Trump supporters build private US-Mexico border wall, Al Jazerra
The Rise of a Corrupt Cop, Real Clear Policy
Chief to angry media: I don’t work for you. I work for the people., LE Today
Officer down: Cop killed trying to help a woman get to safety, LE Today
Wash. PD announces $20K bonus incentive program to attract lateral LEOs,
After support from the Blue Family, uniformed officers allowed to march in PRIDE parade, LE Today
Authorities took out a shooter with no lives lost. Why didn’t the media give them any credit?, LE Today


‘I can’t believe I just did that’: Girl, 10, scales El Capitan, Al Jazerra
The Best Swim Goggles for Adults and Kids, NY Times
The Best New Outdoor Gear We Spotted at Outdoor Retailer: Day 3, Gear Patrol
This Impossibly Small Canister Stove Is the Sleekest We’ve Seen, Gear Patrol
The Best New Outdoor Gear We Spotted at Outdoor Retailer: Day 2, Gear Patrol
The Best Hiking Boots of 2019, Gear Patrol
The Best Gear from Summer Outdoor Retailer 2019, Outside
Arc’teryx Launches ‘Rock Solid’ Used Gear Program, Gearjunkie
How to Properly Carry and Use Bear Spray, Outside
These Are the 10 Best Tactical Watches, Gearjunkie
9 Permit-Only Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List, Outside
WATCH: Jonny Moseley’s Dirt Mogul Training Routine Is The Stuff of Legend, Unofficial Networks
Meet the Couple Smashing Colorado’s Peakbagging Records, Outside
Unsent: 5 Pieces of Climbing Gear I Wish Existed, Climbing

Fitness / Nutrition / Health

The 14 things you need to know before you go vegan, The Guardian
San Francisco could be first US city to ban e-cigarette sales, Associated Press
Upgrade Your Home Gym with These Discounted Dumbbells, Gearjunkie
What’s New in Sports Recovery Research, Outside
Watch Andrew Hause Deadlift 750 Pounds and Remind You How Weak You Are, Muscle & Fitness
21 Keto Bread Recipes, Marks Daily Apple
Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke, Science Daily
U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 33% Between 1999 and 2017, WebMD
Is the TRX a Worthless Piece of Equipment?, Muscle & Fitness
8 Comebacks For Keto Criticisms, Marks Daily Apple


Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle in European court, The Guardian
Facebook ‘mysteriously locks out Hungarian users’, BBC News
Sperm donor is legal father of child, rules Australian court, Al Jazerra
Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores, The Guardian
Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted, Reuters
Nirvana’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!, The Guardian
What Facebook’s new currency means for the banking system, The Economist
5 Secrets Of Success From Midlife Entrepreneurs, Forbes

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