Arete 7.29.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security Need a break? Air Force offers 2 months of extra leave valid for three years, Air Force Times Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets, Air Force Times Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border: Pakistan army, Al Jazerra Gunmen on motorbikes raid Niger village, kill 14, Al Jazerra Biden: U.S. combat […]

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Q&A 7.29.21

QUESTION I’d like advice on which plans to complete over a 9 week period between fortitude and valor,  considering the following situation/ schedule. I’m about to go TDY out of the US during which I’ll have no access to a gym and go through 2 hotel quarantine periods. Note, I am willing/able to check/carry-on a […]

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Arete 7.22.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security Special Operations News Update – Monday, July 19, 2021, Small Wars Journal Israel will ‘act aggressively’ over Ben & Jerry’s ban, PM says, Al Jazerra US-China: Maybe breaking up is not so hard after all, AAI Polish Defence Ministry confirms plan to buy M1 Abrams tanks, Defense News Tanks are here to stay: […]

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LE Athlete on the State of Policing

Note: In our July 15, 2021 Newsletter we asked LE Athletes in the MTI Community questions about the state of their work and how they felt about it. Their answers are below, – Rob Shaul Why are you still working in law enforcement? Is it because of job security, benefits, your colleagues, idea of service, close to […]

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Q&A 7.15.21

QUESTION I recently graduated Army BCT and I am currently an Officer Candidate at Ft Benning. I aspire to branch Infantry and then attend IBOLC, Airborne, Ranger, and any other high speed schools the Army can send their butter bars. Long term aspirations include attending RASP and SFAS / SFQC. Some fitness background: I ran […]

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Arete 7.15.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security Enlisted airmen can earn up to $360,000 in retention bonuses in these fields, Air Force Times 5 best states for veterans to retire, Air Force Times China military ‘drove away’ US warship in South China Sea, Al Jazerra Israel’s Drone Swarm Over Gaza Should Worry Everyone, Defense One German election officials exclude communists, […]

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Arete 7.8.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security Special Operations News Update – Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Small Wars Journal The Enemy Within and Without: Historical Examples of Islamic and Buddhist Fundamentalism, Small Wars Journal Tajikistan bolsters border after Afghan troops flee Taliban offensive, Axios What’s behind the dispute between Saudi Arabia and the UAE?, Al Jazeera The Army is investigating […]

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Q&A 7.8.21

QUESTION How many step-ups would sub for 200m run? I’m hoping to have access to a full gym this summer. So far I have done a lot of your limited equipment programs (body weight foundation, sandbag packet, Gym closure, and now into Apache).My plan is to do one strength program and then move back to […]

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