Arete 10.28.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

There’s a good reason why this Air Force general only wears 3 ribbons on his dress uniform, Task & Purpose
Now Is Not the Time for Minimal Nuclear Deterrence, National Int.
Canada–Freeloader, Rather Than Vested Defence Partner in NORAD, Real Clear Defense
The CIA’s Shadow War in Somalia, NY Times
The Two Most Important Ways to Deter China, The Hill
China Calls Biden’s Bluff on Taiwan, Washington Free Beacon
Is U.S. Foreign Policy Too Hostile to China?, Foreign Policy
Could Misinformation Start the Next Great Power War?, Real Clear Defense
A Pentagon definition for extremism is imminent, Military Times
The Distracted Defense Department, Wall Street Journal
China’s Test of An Orbital Hypersonic Missile Is A Big Deal, Real Clear Defense
Havana and the Global Hunt for U.S. Officers, Cipher Brief
Ukraine defense minister: Don’t compare us to Afghanistan, Military Times
Long Chain of Failures in USS Bonhomme Richard Disaster, Real Clear Defense
How Does China’s Defense Spending Really Stack Up?, Sandboxx
Taiwan Emerges as a ‘Pre-eminent Issue’ For CIA’s New China Directorate, Defense One
Germany arrests mercenaries who tried to sell their services to Saudi Arabia,
The Marine Corps wants to know what will convince you to reenlist, Marine Corps Times
Army vet accused of faking paralysis to get $1 million in VA benefits, using some to buy BMW, Military Times
Stripping military bases of Confederate names stirs passions, Military Times
36 officials, including five admirals, face potential discipline over Bonhomme Richard fire, Navy Times
Will the Union of Russia and Belarus be legitimate?, Pravda Report
Air Force medical group commander fired after less than 4 months on the job Task & Purpose
Chinese box office hit stretches truth about Chinese battle with US troops in the Korean War, War is Boring

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Criminal Drone Evolution: Cartel Weaponization of Aerial IEDs, Small Wars Journal
Weapons-Detection Algorithm Studied at Las Vegas International Airport, Homeland Security Newswire
The Cost of Vaccine Mandates for First Responders | #Shorts, Heritage Foundation
Percentage of women in state policing has stalled since 2000, Police1
U.S. Gun Violence Increased 30 Percent During COVID-19 Pandemic, Homeland Security Newswire
Bluffdale (UT) Investigating Complaints About Former Chief, Firefighter Nation
Border Patrol Repeatedly Gave Agents Light Punishments, Report Finds, NY Times
Homeland Security raid in Texas recovers NVGs stolen from Fort Hood, War is Boring
2 dead and officer among 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting, Police1
U.S. Tightens Export Controls on Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens, other Malicious Cyber Activities,Homeland Security Newswire
How 30-person hotshot crews could help firefighters recuperate between assignments, Wildfire Today
Trump’s Pentagon Chief Ruled Out Ramping Up Troops at US-Mexico Border, NY Times
Pullman (WA) Police Officer Grazed by Exploding Ammunition at House Fire, Firefighter Nation
First Responders Face Double the Risk of COVID-19 Infection, FF Nation
Honolulu PD leaders concerned after only 38% of recruit class graduates, Police1
Police: ‘Kidnapped’ officer shoots suspect who took off with him still in the car, Police1
Portland releases names, ID numbers of protest cops after judge’s court decision, Police1
The awkward silence when the season ends, Wildfire Today
Why Are We Still So Afraid of Prescribed Burns—The ‘Good Fire’?, Adventure Journal

Mountain / Outside Adventure

The Best Winter Kids’ Gear of 2022, Outside
Op-ed: Bighorn Sheep and Skiers alike struggle to find affordable housing in Jackson Hole., BC Skiing Blog
With Teton Bighorn Sheep in Decline Backcountry Skiers Face Closures, BC Skiing Blog
Eldorado Canyon Climber Killed in Apparent Free Soloing Accident, Outside
A Family of Three Died Mysteriously on a Hike. Here’s What Happened., Outside
Surfing When It Snows, Adventure Journal
Maybe We Should Rethink Those National Park Bucket List Moments, Adventure Journal
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 10/21/21, AAI
POWDR’s new Fast Tracks program elicits strong public response, moves forward with idea anyway, Freeskier
Empath, La Sportiva
How a boutique mitten brand got on REI shelves in just 5 years, Outside Business

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

The Best Teas, According to Wirecutter’s Obsessive Staff, Wirecutter
These Are the Most Stunning Triathlons in the World, Outside
Filling half of kids’ plates with fruits and veggies helps increase consumption
Illness-and death-related messages found to be significant motivators for exercise, Science Daily
Why You Care What Other People Think (and 5 Ways to Knock It Off), Marks’ Daily Apple
Why Psychiatrists Are Prescribing Food, Outside
Depression, anxiety may be linked to c-section risk among pregnant women, Science Daily
Filling half of kids’ plates with fruits and veggies helps increase consumption, Science Daily
Novel sugar detector system in the human mouth has implications for designing tastier, healthier beverages and foods, Science Daily
How Cyclists Can Avoid Low Bone Density, Outside
How to Eat Ass Like a Pro: Try These Expert-Approved Tips, Techniques, and Positions, Men’s Health
Quinoa Could Totally Ruin Your Keto Diet, Men’s Health
Why Does Medical Advice Often Change? Doctors Explain, NY Times
The Best Workout for Middle-Aged Bodies, NY Times
Potential new therapy for inflammatory arthritis, Science Daily
The Transformation of the Fitness Industry, NY Times
E-cigarettes don’t help smokers stay off cigarettes, study suggests, Science Daily
STAT+: A disrupting force, or ‘just another mail order pharmacy’? How Amazon Pharmacy stacks up a year after launching, STAT
Are Grit and Resilience Real? And How Do You Get Them?, WebMD


El Niño and La Niña, Explained, NY Times
How Southern Russia Exported All the World’s Modern Horses, NY Times

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