Arete 11.24.17

HOMELAND SECURITY & TERRORISM Al Nusura: Bigger Threat than ISIS?, Rand Corp. Can ISIS Lose Mosul, and Still Win?, Rand Corp. NATIONAL DEFENSE Checklist for US-Russia Cyberwar, Rand Corp. Killer Robots: Moral Concerns vs. Military Advantages, Rand Corp. Political Challenge to US Overseas Presence, Rand Corp. 2017 Vital Threats to US Vital Interests, Heritage Foundation […]

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Lessons Learned Implementing a Functional Fitness Program at non-SOF Tactical Unit

By Rob Shaul We’ve been approached by several line military units at all levels (squad, platoon, company, battalion) in the past 10 years with the goal of implementing a “functional fitness program” at their unit.  We’ve traveled and instructed at several, and spent several weeks working directly with a enlightened battalion CO at Fort Bliss. […]

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Q&A 11.17.16

COMMENTS ON FIRST RESPONDER ARTICLE Mr Shaul, Finally…finally!!! Someone who gets it. I’m an ex-Canadian Infanteer, who transitioned to a more analytical role, who is growing tired of it, who is thinking of moving toward Tier 1 role stuff, and I’m also a volunteer firefighter in my community. One thing that has never changed? That […]

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Are You Strong Enough? Take the MTI Relative Strength Assessment

– By Rob Shaul There is one major differences between Mountain and Tactical Athletes and team sport or individual sport competitive athletes. Unlike competitive sport athletes, the fitness demands of Mountain and Tactical athletes are not specifically defined. Research tells us that the average football play is 7-10 seconds, and the rest between plays 40 seconds. […]

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