Arete 9.14.17

For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons, NY Times
America Needs to Consider New Ideas in Afghanistan—Including Erik Prince’s Plan, World Politics Review
Retired But Still Flying, the F-117 Nighthawk May Soon Fade to Black, Defense Tech
SpaceX Launches Super-Secret Air Force X-37B Shuttle Before Irma Approaches, Defense Tech
Mattis signs orders to send about 3,500 more US troops to Afghanistan, Military Times

Homeland Security/Terrorism
16 years after 9/11: The state of the terrorist threat, CNN
How the National Weather Service Prepares for the Worst, The Atlantic
Why al-Qaida is still strong sixteen years after 9/11, Homeland Security Newswire
Equifax breach will haunt Americans for decades, Homeland Security Newswire
On terrorists’ shift in tactics since 9/11, Brookings

“Evolution of Dreams” highlights the careers of big mountain freeride skiers Jackie Paaso and Eva Walkner, Freeskier
Flaws in the Yosemite Decimal System, Ice and Rock
Jason Hummel wanders Washington’s temperate rainforest in search of glacier skiing, Backcountry Magazine
11 things you need to know about the Mountain Collective pass, Snowboard Mag
The Accidental Mountaineer, Alpinist

First Responder
Why the West Is Burning, Outside Magazine
What the post-9/11 evolution of Islamic terror means for police, Police One
9/11 first responders face illness, uncertain future, Police One
British Police Deploying Nets to Foil Vehicle Attacks, Police Mag

Gear to Up Your Car Camping Game, Powder
What To Know When Buying New Ski Boots, Powder
This Modular Board Could Be the Future of Surfing, Outside
Rugged Blood for Rugged Men: Freeze-Dried Plasma Saves SOF Life, Soldier Systems
Elbit Systems Unveils SmarTrack: a Situational Awareness System for Dismounted Forces in GPS Denied Environments, Soldier Systems

The Simplest Way to Be A Better Runner, Men’s Journal
How to Fix Your Shoulders Without Physical Therapy, Men’s Journal
This Is What Happens to Your Body During the Tour de France, Outside Magazine
9 Factors That Influence Testosterone Levels, Mark’s Daily Apple
Eat Fat, Live Longer? Science Daily
Power Training – Still Keeping It Simple, Ross Training
Is Coffee Bad for Your Bones? NY Times

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