Arete 8.1.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs US troops definitely want to keep deploying to Afghanistan, enlisted leaders say, Task & Purpose Vietnamese fishermen call for action against China, Reuters Vets: Afghanistan War Wasn’t Worth It, but Troops Still Want to Deploy There, Real Clear Defense UN: Nearly 4,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded by war during first half […]

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Arete 7.25.19

Military / National Security / International Relations Iran Says It Arrested 17 CIA Spies, Some Sentenced To Death, Homeland Security Newswire Who is Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister?, Al Jazerra Australian seaside town welcomes US Marines with open arms during massive exercise, Stars & Stripes Army’s Newest Brigade of Combat Advisers Activated in Texas at Fort Hood, Small […]

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Q&A 7.25.19

QUESTION I’ve been doing the Peak Bagger plan and I’m enjoying it! I signed up for the subscription so I can explore your other programs and I have a couple of questions. What do you think your best program is for a 41 year old weekend warrior who wants to stay in relatively good shape […]

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Six Major Problems With the New USAF Tier II EOD Battlefield Airman Fitness Test and MTI’s Suggested Replacement

By Rob Shaul Few have designed as many mission-direct fitness assessments as us here at MTI. We’ve made several mistakes in fitness assessment design, and have learned lessons along the way. In general, the more direct, focused and simple the fitness assessment, the better.   MTI’s Fitness Assessment Design Rules: Assessment Must Test the Primary, […]

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Arete 7.18.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Relations Fixing Light Reconnaissance Formations, Small War Journal US has three options to subdue Iran, Pravda Report No Manhatten Projects for Urban Operations, Small War Journal Estonian defense policy official on alliance relations and Russian stability, Defense News Options for U.S. Use of Private Military and Security Companies, Small Wars Journal Venezuela Gives Colombian […]

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Q&A 7.18.19

QUESTION I am an active duty United States Marine and have been researching some of your programs for quite a while. I have completed the TLU strength program that you have written and really enjoyed it. However, I have been unable to find a functional fitness program that was strenuous enough and met my needs […]

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Arete 7.11.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs US approves possible $2.2bn arms sale to Taiwan, Al Jazeera English Army, Navy face big shake-up on the road to confirming the next SECDE, Defense News More leadership changes at the National Reconnaissance Office, Defense News More troops to border?; Houthi drones bomb Saudi cities; US-Taliban talks resume; Camo-piercing camera; And […]

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