Arete 8.6.20

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy

Retired Air Force pilot becomes first civilian to solo in U-2 spy plane, War is Boring
Brown takes Air Force reins, becomes first Black military service chief, Stars and Stripes
Poland Agrees To Pay Almost All Costs of US Troop Presence, Breaking Defense
Sending Special Operations Forces into the Great-Power Competition, Small Wars Journal
What we know about the massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 100, injured thousands, War is Boring
TikTok Represents a Massive National Security Risk for U.S. | Klon Kitchen on Newsy, The Heritage Foundation
Special Operations Command to buy inflatable satellite antennas, Defense News

Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

Can America Weaken the Russia-Iran Axis? The RAND Blog
Does America need to invest more in science? 5 charts to consider. American Enterprise Institute
Ga. governor signs new law to protect police, Police1 Daily News
New York Attorney General is now suing to dissolve NRA after 18-month investigation, Law Enforcement Today
CAL FIRE introduces firefighting hand crews staffed by civilians, Wildfire Today
Extreme ownership in the fire service: A key to firefighter success, FireRescue1 Daily News
Federal firefighter asks for six specific reforms, Wildfire Today
Investigators say the Apple Fire was caused by a vehicle, Wildfire Today

 

Mountain

Hiking the Tallest Peak in Morocco, The Outbound Collective Journal
There is an Actual Mountaineering Expedition Taking Place in Pakistan, The Adventure Blog
The Great American Outdoors Act has become law, SNEWS
This Badlands Race Isn’t Canceled, REI Co-op Journal
A High Route Across The Wind River Range, semi-rad.com
Video: Should You Use Trekking Poles When Hiking? The Adventure Blog
Kate Courtney’s Guide to Mountain Biking in NorCal, Outside Magazine
Look local: Make the most of your ski season by staying close to home, FREESKIER


Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Placebos prove powerful even when people know they’re taking one, Science Daily
The Enduring Appeal of the Fastest Known Time, Outside Magazine
Can a Physically Taxing Job Be Bad for Our Brains? NYT
Aerobic exercise could have the final say on fatty livers, Fitness News
What Exercise Authorities Don’t Tell You About Optimal Duration, NutritionFacts.org
What Is Low Carb Flu, or Keto Flu? And Ways to Beat It, Mark’s Daily Apple
Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy, Fitness News
The Pros and Cons of Training to Failure, Breaking Muscle

 

Interesting

The Pace Of Play Has Never Been Faster In The WNBA, FiveThirtyEight
Robotic Spy Bear Tries To Blend In With Alaskan Grizzlies, Unofficial Networks
4 Easy Ways to Get Started on a Zero Waste Lifestyle at Home, The Outbound Collective Journal
Redwood National Park Is Straight Out of ‘Star Wars’, Outside Magazine
Toddler Climbs 10,000-foot Plz Badile In ‘Family Outing’, Adventure Journal
‘See you in court’: ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump, In Homeland Security
Bargaining with the devil to avoid hell? Negotiations with criminal groups in Latin America and the Caribbean, Brooking Topics
COVID-19 serves as major rehearsal operation to prepare for biological war, PravdaReport
Airmen with child custody arrangements will now be stationed near their kids if possible, Air Force Times

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