Arete 9.13.18

Military / National Security

Here’s the Blueprint for Erik Prince’s $5 Billion Plan to Privatize the Afghanistan War, Small Wars Journal
Kim Jong-un Says He Wants Denuclearization Before Trump’s Current Term Ends, NY Times
Reforming Security Assistance: Why the State Department Can’t Lead from Behind, RAND Corp
Air Force Battlefield Airmen To Be Renamed Special Warfare, Soldier Systems
Is the F-35 Really Just Another F-4 Phantom?, The National Interest
After 20 Years, the U.S. Navy Finally Buys a Carrier Drone, War is Boring
A Flying-Only Track for Air Force Pilots?, Real Clear Defense
Mattis Says U.S. Ready to Ink Defense Technology Pact With India, Real Clear Defense
How the US Military Misleads the Public on Afghanistan, NY Times
CIA Drone Mission, Curtailed by Obama, Is Expanded in Africa Under Trump, Small Wars Journal
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will head to Norway to join 40,000 troops strong NATO exercise, Defense News
The Coming Swarm Might Be Dead on Arrival, War on the Rocks
A 10-degree shift in Syria strategy, Brookings Institute
U.S. Commandos Want Lighter Machine Gun Ammo, The National Interest


Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

Widow of Fallen Officer Writes Letter to Nike Over Kaepernick Ad, POLICE Magazine
FOP Issues Statement in Response to Nike’s Kaepernick Ad Campaign, POLICE Magazine
The Overwhelming Number of Police Shootings Involve Armed Suspects, LE Today
How Laquan McDonald Shooting Video Changed Chicago’s Policing Policies, LE Today
Blue Lives Matter Calls for Nike Boycott Over Kaepernick Ad,POLICE Magazine
Oregon firefighter dies after returning from a fire, Wildfire Today
The Patrol Athlete, POLICE Magazine
Why Do We Operate In The Hazard Zone With No Ppe? Firefighter Close Calls
Colin Kaepernick Donated $25K to Group Honoring Convicted Cop Killer, POLICE Magazine
Tijuana’s Morgue Is Overflowing, War is Boring
Warriors, Servant, Leaders: Got some?, LE Today



The Suicide Clusters That Threaten Mountain Towns, Outside
Should Helmets Be Required At All Ski Resorts?, Unofficial Networks
5 Ski Superstitions That Are 100% True, Unofficial Networks
Leave No Trace Also Means Your Food, Adventure Journal
Americans and Belgian make first ascents of two 6000m peaks in Pakistan, Alpinist Newswire
Jakob Schubert crowned 2018 Lead Climbing World Champion,
Amazon and the Local Gear Store Conundrum, Outside
The Best Mountain Bike Pedals by OutdoorGearLab, Outdoor Gear Lab
How wolf predation shapes elk antler evolution, Science Daily
Coming to Grips With Year-Round Wildfires, Adventure Journal
Blood Moon, Brits climb new route up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar,
Why Trump’s Tariffs Could Be Bad For Skiers – A new round of tariffs could put some winter sports brands in deep financial trouble, Powder Magazine
What I Learned from Watching My First Ultra, Outside
The Best New Outdoor and Fitness Gear Coming This Fall, Gear Patrol
Has Commercial Climbing Ruined K2?, Adventure Journal
12 Outdoor Ed Courses—for Adults, Outside


Fitness / Nutrition

Fish oil supplement in pregnancy is linked to increase in lean and bone mass by age 6 years, Science Daily
Airport Security Trays Carry More Cold Germs Than Toilets, Study Finds, NY Times
This New Research Can Help You Decide How Much to Lift, Outside
5 Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Grease, Outside
Five Steps To Help You Wind Down And Get To Sleep Faster, Men’s Health
Phys Ed: The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis, NY Times
Does Lifting Position Matter?, Breaking Muscle
What We Know About Vitamin D and Performance, Outside
It’s Okay to Curl, Biceps Are Still Cool, Breaking Muscle
My Supplement Routine: What I Take, When I Take It, and Why, Mark’s Daily Apple
Check Out These Tips About Cardio From Groundbreaking Studies, Men’s Health
Squat Anthropometry, The Barbell Physio
Will a low carb diet shorten your life?
“CrossFit is my church”, Vox
Riding 1,000 Mountains in 100 Days, Adventure Journal


Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook, Pew Research Center
U.S. adults are more religious than Western Europeans, Pew Research Center
The American middle class is stable in size, but losing ground financially to upper-income families, Pew Research Center
MIT Energy Initiative study reports on the future of nuclear energy, Homeland Security Newswire
Nike has made billions selling rebellion to young people, Vox
Not if but when: After a diagnosis of brain cancer, a young dad and his family grapple with the uncertain time he has left, STAT
Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids, NY Times
How The Great Recession Turned America’s Student-Loan Problem Into A $1.5 Trillion Crisis, Hoover Institution
Sweden’s Centrists Prevail Even as Far Right Has Its Best Showing Ever, NY Times
Victims of Sexual Violence Often Stay in Touch With Their Abusers. Here’s Why., NY Times
100 Years of John Deere: How Its Waterloo Boy Tractor Changed America, Wall Street Journal

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