Arete 8.8.19

Military / Foreign Affairs / National Security

Tensions Spike as Turkey Threatens Syria Offensive, The Guardian
Admiral that oversaw Eddie Gallagher prosecution implicated in ‘Fat Leonard’ probe, Navy documents indicate, Task & Purpose
‘If we don’t kill these people they will kill you’: policing Africa’s largest slum, The Guardian
Taliban say differences resolved on US troop withdrawal, Stars & Stripes
Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. The US Has a Handful of Old Minesweepers, Defense One
Pentagon chief: US would prevent ‘unacceptable’ Turkish invasion of Syria, The Hill
Shelling kills four Ukrainian soldiers in eastern Donbass, Reuters
Russia’s B-2 Lookalike Stealth Drone Just Flew for the 1st Time, Real Clear Defense
New Zealand decides to end Iraq mission, as Esper visits to boost overall defense cooperation, Stars & Stripes
Anti-Japan banners in Seoul taken down after public outcry, Al Jazerra
Chinese state media accuse US of ‘destroying international order’ – business live, The Guardian
Beyond Grunts and Pilots: Senior Leader Talent Management in the Marine Corps, War on the Rocks
Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela, NY Times
Drone strike on town in southern Libya kills at least 43: official, Reuters
Who Will Invade Brazil to Save the Amazon?,
New Army Laser Could Kill Cruise Missiles, Breaking Defense
North Korea took $2 billion in cyber attacks to fund weapons program: U.N. report, Reuters
Nordic countries see Russia flex its missile muscles, Defense News
Navy SEAL and Marine face hearing on Green Beret’s death, Navy Times
Australia won’t host U.S. missiles, prime minister says, Task & Purpose
New vice chief commits to ongoing US Army reform to build future force, Defense News
TacJobs – US Army Ranger, Soldier Systems
Hot Off The Press – TC 3-20.40, Training and Qualification, Individual Weapons, Soldier Systems


Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

Gun violence in America: A true national security threat, Brookings
U.S. Military Spends Millions On Dangerous Chinese Tech With Known Cyber Risks, In Homeland Security
Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts, Homeland Security Newswire
Mass Shootings and Mass Media,
Texas grandmother foils mass shooting plot, LE Today
70 years ago today: Mann Gulch Fire, Wildfire Today
55 People Shot, 7 Killed in Bloody Chicago Weekend, Police Mag
New York State Lawmakers Propose Making Throwing Water on Cops a Felony,
Video: Dayton Police Ended Shooting Rampage in 30 Seconds, Police Mag
Warrior mindset: 8 elements of tactical performance, Police One
Kan. man buys 1958 Navy plane to benefit state during wildfires, Firerescue1
Conservative cops are starting to run for office against police-hating politicians, LE Today
Filson Celebrates Wildland Firefighters With Stories From the Trenches, Gearjunkie
How wildfires trap carbon for centuries to millennia, Science Daily



How To Get Out OF A Tree Well, Globosurf
The 5 Best Camper Trailers for Any Adventure, Gear Patrol
How to Clean a Hydration Bladder and Keep It Mold-Free, Outside
Poll | Do pedal-assist bikes or e-bikes belong on non-motorized trails? SNEWS
Affordable Satellite Phones: We Test 3 of the Best, Gearjunkie
10 Best Ski Exercises, Globosurf
Three Minutes of Mindblowing Footage Atop the Mont Blanc MassifAdventure Journal
45 Ski Areas Have Closed In The United States Over The Past 20 Years, Unofficial Networks
The Political Battle for America’s Public Land Is Happening Below the Radar, Outdoor Life
Video: Mountain Biker Fights Off Grizzly Bear With Ski Pole And Knife In Life-or-Death Struggle, Unofficial networks
Geotagging and Social Media in Our Modern Age of Conservation, REI Co-op Journal
Opinion: As Olympic Qualifiers Approach, Outdoor Sends Are Irrelevant for Comp Climbers, Climbing Mag
It’s time to stop blaming “influencers” for everything and move on to solutions, Outdoor Collective


Fitness / Nutrition / Wellness

Norseman triathlon tests toughest minds and bodies, BBC News
Garmin MARQ Athlete In-Depth Review, DC Rainmaker
5 Mind-Blowing Facts About CrossFit Games Winner, Mat Fraser, Men’s Health
Three Emerging Insights About Happiness, Berkley University
New ‘smart gym’ in the Valley provides shorter, more effective workouts, Fox News Phoenix
Preventing ACL Tears, Fitness Myths, and Rotator Cuff Repair Failures, Mike Reinhold
Haider Warraich: ‘We do everything in our modern lifestyle to hurt the heart’, The Guardian
Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite ‘obesity genes’, Science Daily
A Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer’s. Should You Get One?, NY Times
How to Treat Elbow Pain (AKA Tennis Elbow), Outside
Bulletproof Your Ankles, Breaking Muscle
Nike Just Revealed New Data on the Vaporfly, Outside
How Tom Brady’s Still Defying the Laws of Football At Age 40, Mens Health
The Four-Week Strongman Training Plan, Muscle & Fitness
6 Exercises for a Stronger Back, Outside



Freak rainstorm cut Oslo in two,
Bjorg Lambrecht dies after crash during Tour of Poland cycling race, The Guardian
Are most people actually working two or three jobs? Not really – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise, AEI
10 facts about Americans and Twitter, Pew Research Center
The foodoo economics of meal delivery, The Economist
These 4 Cars Were Named the Best In the World This Year, Gear Patrol
Which States Have The Most Vacation Homes?, Unofficial Networks
Ford’s New Super Duty Packs the Strongest Gas Engine in a Heavy-Duty Pickup, Gear Patrol

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