Arete 10.7.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Entire Air Force hits staffing, recruitment goals for the first time in five years, Air Force Times
Taliban: From Afghanistan’s rugged mountains to policing streets, Al Jazerra
Another Biden policy IOU on China, AAI
Ukraine is set to buy 24 Turkish drones. So why hasn’t Russia pushed back? Defense News
M1A2 Abrams: Improve or Replace?, Real Clear Defense
Bipartisan senators call on Biden to expel 300 Russian diplomats over Moscow embassy ban, Axios
New project seeks dream solutions to fix special operators’ sleep woes, Marine Corps Times
It’s China, Stupid, Defense One
Russia test-launches Zircon hypersonic missile from nuclear submarine, Pravda Report
Israel killed Iranian nuclear scientist using advanced robotic device, report claims,
How a Divided U.S. Views Its Armed Forces and Their Role, Real Clear Defense
The agonizing problem of Pakistan’s nukes, Brookings
Time to Strengthen NATO’s Eastern Flank, Real Clear Defense
The inside story of why Marine MEUs are ‘special operations capable’, Marine Corps Times
Inside the Seedy, Cutthroat Underbelly of China’s Wealthy Elite, Foreign Policy
Eastern Europeans angst over U.S. posture in their region after Afghanistan withdrawal, Defense New
Afghanistan — A country or tribes at war?, Brookings
Israel killed Iranian nuclear scientist using advanced robotic device, report claims,
Swarm grammar: DARPA to test whether single user can control 200 drones, Defense News
Chinese airshow offers glimpse at military’s new drones, Defense News
Hypersonics Test Shows the US Is Catching Up in the New Missile Race, Defense One
Why Is China Sending So Many Warplanes Near Taiwan?, Foreign Policy
China Tests Both Taiwan and the US, Hudson Institute
Man killed by Belarusian KGB in shootout was US citizen, reports claim,
Israel killed Iranian nuclear scientist using advanced robotic device, report claims, Marine Corps Times
Heated exchanges and a flood of suggestions for the Confederate renaming commission, Military Times
Marine lieutenant colonel who demanded ‘accountability’ in brig, not charged, Marine Corps Times
Russia finishes state trials of Chukavin sniper rifle, Pravda Report
Inside the office of a one-star Army general that 100% of soldiers rated ‘hostile’, Task & Purpose
US Marine who says he rescued baby at Kabul airport investigated for appearing at Trump rally, Task & Purpose
The Sorry State of Czech-Russian Relations, War on the Rocks
The Big Unanswered Question of the Afghanistan War, RAND


First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Biden Pushes Deterrent Border Policy After Promising ‘Humane’ Approach, NY Times
Mass. town leaders rescind hiring of deputy chief hours after vote, FR1
DEA Agent Killed, Another Critically Wounded in AZ Passenger Train Shootout, Police Mag
Person responsible for helicopter crash that killed 9 firefighters gets early release from prison, Wildfire Today
Thousands of Haitian Migrants Are Being Let Into U.S., Official Says, NY Times
Study aims to create better fitting gear for female firefighters, FR1
Austin firefighters say they will fight police staffing ballot measure, Police1
Institutions May Be Key to Countering Extremism in the Military, RAND
FL Trooper Rams Suspect’s Vehicle to Save Deputy Deploying Spikes, Police Mag
Judge dismisses federal gender discrimination suit of FDNY EMT who posed for calendar, FR1
4th year since Las Vegas massacre stirs emotions, ceremonies, Police1
Off-duty Md. FF killed in weekend shooting, FR1
Comparing calibrated statistical and machine learning methods for wildland fire occurrence prediction: a case study of human-caused fires in Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada, International Journey of Wildland Fire
Anti-Cop Rhetoric: The Beat (Down) Goes On, Police Mag
NYPD finding more ‘ghost guns,’ dedicates special team, Police1
Firefighters climb giant sequoias on the Windy Fire, Wildfire Today

Mountain / Outside Adventure

20 Best Adventure Rigs at Overland Expo West 2021, GearJunkie
With the premiere of THE STOMPING GROUNDS, ski movie season is officially underway! Freeskier
Hikers Get Caught In Dangerous Slot Canyon During Flash Flood, Unofficial Networks
The Brief Life and Unexplained Disappearance of Snowboarder Marco Siffredi, Adventure Journal
The Best Hiking Backpacks of 2021, GearJunkie
What Cold-Water Swimming Taught Me About Mindfulness, Outside
What Does It Mean to be Outdoorsy?, REI
The Pioneer Climber Who Led in Tennis Shoes, Adventure Journal
The Rut Is Quite Possibly America’s Most Challenging 50K, Outside
Laura Rogora: the 9b/+ Erebor exploit interview, Planet Mountain
Perceived Size Of Rock In Shoe Vs. Actual Size Of Rock In Shoe, Semi-Rad.cpom
Why Drones Are the Future of Outdoor Search and Rescue, Outside
American Alpine Institute Guides Choice – 2021, AAI
7 Ways to Have the Best Time Outdoors, TGR
What the Mountains Teach Us About Patience, Outside
Most Common Game Violations, Eastman’s
Come Travel with Outside on These Adventures of a Lifetime, Outside
Voennikh Topografov South Face in Tien Shan climbed by Dmitry Golovchenko, Sergei Nilov, Dmitry Grigoryev, Planet Mountain
The Anatomy of the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags, Thermarest
The Case for ATVs, Outside
Outdoor Research Films: The Big Office, Outdoor Research
What Makes The “Perfect Turn”?, Unofficial Networks
Return to Leadville – The Evolution of Anton Krupicka, La Sportiva
The Story of Snowboarding…From Snurfing To Olympic Sport, Unofficial Networks
Patagonia signs statement denouncing Texas abortion ban, Outside
Shifting Currents, The Cleanest Line
Ski Industry Continues To Struggle With Worker Shortage, Unofficial Networks

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Public Health or Power Play? Real Clear Policy
Intense workouts before bedtime won’t guarantee a good night’s rest, new research shows, Science Daily
Strength training can burn fat too, myth-busting study finds, Science Daily
How to Fix Fallen Arches, Outside
Periodization of Plyometrics: Is There an Optimal Overload Principle?, JSCR
Legendary Strength Coach Mark Rippetoe Responds to Online Criticism, Men’s Health
Curious About Anal Beads? Experts Explain Everything You Need to Know., Men’s Health
Ask a Health Coach: Is This Good for Me or Not?, Mark’s Daily Apple
Updated Vitamin B12 Recommendations Infographic,
Big Rise in Injuries From E-Scooters, Hoverboards, WebMD



Nobel Prize in physics awarded to scientists who developed methods to predict climate change, Axios
We’re Already Barreling Toward the Next Pandemic, Defense One
Pandora Papers Reveal Extent of U.S. Financial Secrecy, Foreign Policy
The New Secession Movement, Real Clear Policy
The Conservatives Dreading—And Preparing for—Civil War, The Atlantic

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