Arete 7.11.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs

US approves possible $2.2bn arms sale to Taiwan, Al Jazeera English
Army, Navy face big shake-up on the road to confirming the next SECDE, Defense News
More leadership changes at the National Reconnaissance Office, Defense News
More troops to border?; Houthi drones bomb Saudi cities; US-Taliban talks resume; Camo-piercing camera; And a bit more. Defense One
U.S.-British Relationship Sounding More Testy Than ‘Special’, NY Times
What the US needs to counter ‘unprecedented’ Chinese influence in South America, Military Times
U.S. urges Turkey to halt drilling operations off Cyprus coast, Reuters
White House threatens to veto $733B defense policy bill, The Hill
Fearing Iran, Qatar Continues Building its Missile Defenses, Defense One
Billionaires Can’t Buy World Peace, Foreign Policy
Amazon and Microsoft battle for $10bn ‘war cloud’ contract with Pentagon, Associated Press
Flight surgeon to face court-martial on sexual assault, abusive sexual contact charges, Air Force Times
How Strong is the United States Military?, Heritage Foundation
Iran Guards commander says U.S. bases are in range of its missiles: Tasnim, Reuters
Why gambling addiction among active-duty troops may pose national security risks, Navy Times
The Russian Submarine that Caught Fire and Killed 14 May Have Been Designed to Cut Undersea Internet Cables, Homeland Security Newswire

 

Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

Pentagon to Get Its Fourth Leader in Six Months, Foreign Policy
New Iowa law benefits families of fallen FFs, police officers, Firerescue1 Daily News
California Police Use-of-Force Law Awaits Governor’s Signature, Officer
Training Officers More Efficiently and Effectively, POLICE Magazine
How a “Peace Officer” identity initiative is changing public perception, Police One
3 fire service myths: Data, response times and coverage equity, Fire Rescue 1
Border Arrests Drop by 28% in June in First Decline of the Year, Homeland Security Department
State AG: Sheriffs better not go behind my back and work with ICE. Cops: Kiss our … thin blue line., LE Today
Denver cops may start carrying food for people in need, Police One
4 tests to help officers survive ethical dilemmas, Police One
More Hotshot crews depart the lower 48 for Alaska fires. Wildfire Today
The West had below normal precipitation in June, Wildfire Today

 

Mountain

10-year-old Selah Schneiter climbs the Nose of El Capitan, Alpinist Newswires
Colorado transforms old landfill to a year-round ski hill 30 minutes from Denver, Freeskier
In Colorado, Most State Trust Land is Closed to Public Hunting. What Gives? Outdoor Life
Piolets d’Or 2019: jury and big list of world’s most significant, innovative mountain climbs, Planetmountain.com
Adam Ondra talks Silence, the hardest route in the world, Planetmountain.com
What Is UPF Clothing?, Wirecutter
Backcountry.com Founder & Former POWDER Editor John Bresee Has Died At Age 53, Unofficial Networks
Ines Papert, Luka Lindic and Brette Harrington complete The Sound of Silence on Mt. Fay, Alpinist
AAI 2019 State of Climbing Report, Climbing Mag
5 Films That Redefine “Outdoorsy”, Outside
Downhill Running Pro-Tip…Remember To Run Like A Boxer, Unofficial Networks
Why Outdoor Friendships Don’t Last, Outside

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Loaded Carries Boring? Nah! They’re Essential, Breaking Muscle
A tale of two proteins: The best and worst of metabolic adaptation, ScienceDaily
SOCOM ‘does not envision’ mandatory keto diet for SEALs or others, Stars & Stripes
Muscle Cramps: Causes and Remedies Based on Latest Science, Road Bike Action
Exercise improves brain function in overweight and obese individuals, Science Daily
How to Do Less and Achieve More, NY Times
Drinking Matcha tea can reduce anxiety, Science Daily
Australian Man Dies from Too Much Caffeine Powder, Muscle & Fitness
The 3 Best Squat Variations For Bad Knees, Muscle & Fitness
Strengthening Muscle May Be Healthier Than Losing Fat, EurekAlert
What to Eat Before and After a Workout, Men’s Health

 

Interesting

Russia’s RT banned from UK media freedom conference, BBC News
Sunken WW1 Scapa Flow warships sold for £85,000 on eBay, BBC News
Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: What’s the difference? National Geographic
The brain consumes half of a child’s energy — and that could matter for weight gain, ScienceDaily
Animated chart of the day: US electricity generation by fuel source, 1949-2019 – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise, AEI
‘Overtourism is killing Big Sur’: activists raise banner in California vacation spot, The Guardian
The BMW X7 Pickup Truck Is Real, and It Looks Like a Yacht, Gear Patrol
Live fast and die young, or play the long game? Scientists map 121 animal life cycles, Science Daily
McDonald’s and Burger King are facing calls to scrap plastic toys in kids’ meal deals, CNBC
How Recover From a Major Mistake at Work, Forbes
Urgent Tips for Companies Dealing With A Toxic Boss, Psychology Today

 

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