Arete 9.12.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth approves law seeking to block October 31 no-deal Brexit, Reuters
Religion, Beards, and Uzbekistan’s Secular Government, The Diplomat
Mnuchin considering U.S. sanctions over Turkey’s S-400 purchase, Reuters
Germany to resume training border police in Saudi Arabia, Stars & Stripes
Russia works on new missile that deactivates all enemy weapons, Pravda Report
Germany pulls police advisers out of Afghanistan after Kabul Green Village attack, Stars & Stripes
The End of the Wilsonian Century?, The National Interest
Seventeen Great War Films: One Army Officer’s List, Modern War Institute
The Problem With the Pentagon’s Lethality’ Branding, The Hill
Now that there’s new Army leadership, what will change?, Defense News
Pakistan arrests protesters after pro-independence Kashmir rally, Al Jazerra
Russia’s ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests, Reuters
Poland requests missiles & planes from the U.S., Defense News
Bahrain files complaint against Al Jazeera with Arab League, Al Jazerra
Could the Air Force retire entire aircraft fleets?, Defense News
Suspected American ISIS sniper indicted on terrorism charges, Stars & Stripes
Intelligence Official: U.S. not prepared to defend against hybrid warfare, a favorite of Russia and China, War is Boring
Afghanistan draw down: 5,000 troops could return home if Taliban peace deal is signed, War is Boring
‘We’re at War’: A Covert Social Media Campaign Aids Military Rulers, Small Wars Journal
Special Forces throws uniforms back to the 1960’s, wears “Tiger Stripe” camouflage during training exercise, War is Boring
To Set Up ‘Safe Zone,’ US Wades Into Muddled Syria Politics, In Homeland Security

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Homes lost on sunshine coast as Queensland bushfires continue to burn, The Guardian
Elected leaders are emboldening criminals and gang activity is skyrocketing, LE Today
Australia Bushfires Arrive Early, Destroying Historic Lodge in ‘Omen’ of Future, NY Times
As Bolivian forests burn, Evo’s bet on Big Farming comes under fire, Reuters
Australia blocks access to eight websites showing video of New Zealand mosque attacks, Reuters
California boat fire probe widens; FBI, Coast Guard serve search warrants on owner, Stars & Stripes
American Airlines Mechanic Accused Of Sabotaging Flight, In Homeland Security
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly, Pew Research Center
AUSTRALIAN FIREFIGHTER SERIOUSLY INJURED AT WILDFIRE, Firefighter Close Calls
Fire department shut down for “failing to address volunteer’s Proud Boys ties”, LE Today
Fire Fighting Plane Extreme Near Miss (Almsot Crashes Into Ridge), Unofficial Networks
Report: San Diego chief told his officers not to patrol minority neighborhoods, LE Today
Texas doubles down on freedom: new executive orders issued after recent mass shootings, LE Today

Mountain

We Love The North Face’s Classic ’90s Styles With a Twist, Gear Patrol
Long-Term Review: Therm-a-Rest UberLite Sleeping Pad, Outside
Nepal Will No Longer Allow Plastic on Everest, Gearjunkie
It’s Been Snowing In The Alps And Ski Resorts Are Already Open, Unofficial Networks
The Best Outdoor Documentaries Ever, According to You, Outside
Several Colorado Ski Resorts Plan To Open Early, Unofficial Networks
Poll | Who makes the best instant coffee?, SNEWS
Two Alpinist stories included on the longlist for Banff Mountain Book Competition; Boardman Tasker shortlist also announced, Alpinist
2020 BACKCOUNTRY EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS, Backcountry Magazine

Fitness / Nutrition / Health

A ruthless approach to decluttering completely transformed my life, The Guardian
Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO, Reuters
The fast and the curious: Fitter adults have fitter brains, Science Daily
Death by Diet Soda? NY Times
hims Is the Lifestyle and Wellness Brand We All Need, Men’s Journal
The Athlete’s Friend, Eggs: Best Buying Practices, Breaking Muscle
Men’s Eating Disorders Often Not Recognized, WebMD
Running Is the Worst Way to Get Fit, Vice
Los Angeles County resident dies of lung illness, fifth U.S. death possibly tied to vaping, Reuters
A new blood test can predict when you’ll die. Would you take it? Big Think
Alternatives to the Big 3 Lifts, Breaking Muscle
Not All Interval Workouts Are Created Equal, Outside

Interesting

Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?, Stars & Stripes
How Google Discovered the Value of Surveillance, Real Clear Policy
Avoid All Pig-Ear Dog Treats: U.S. Officials, WebMD
Search for Amelia Earhart’s Plane Comes Up Empty, The Adventure Blog
India’s ISRO says lander lost on final approach to moon located, Al Jazerra
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills, Science Daily
Norway dogs die in mystery illness, BBC
Warning Issued After Malware Is Found to Have Hijacked Bitcoin Blockchain, Homeland Security Newswire
Where to Find the Best Deals on Secondhand Clothing, Gear Patrol
The Best Cash-Back Credit Cards, NY Times

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