Arete 11.11.21


Marines Reject Reports It ‘Surrendered’ to British Commandos, The Way Zone
USS Connecticut CO, XO, COB Relieved Over Collision, USNI
Navy SEALS to Focus on Strategic Reconnaissance, Seapower
China Has World’s Largest Navy With 355 Ships and Counting, USNI
Marine Corps Seeks ‘Fundamental Redesign’ , Defense One
Air Force colonel claims she was fired for refusing to order subordinates to get COVID vaccine, Task & Purpose
The Marine Corps reveals why 75% of Marines get out after a single enlistment, Task & Purpose
Republicans press Milley over perceived progressive military agenda, The Hill
4 key differences between the Green Berets and Delta Force, We Are the Mighty
Playing on the edges of empire: Special Operations Forces face uncertain future, Air Force Times
Plan to Draft Women is Uniting Unlikely Political Allies, Defense One
Feds seek tougher sentences for veterans who stormed Capitol, Military Times
The Army is testing a brand-new helicopter-mounted Gatling gun, Task & Purpose
Navy launches ship named for gay rights leader Harvey Milk, Navy Times
Young Marines in Kabul Were Left to Run Final Days of Evacuation, NY Times
Unbelievable stories from the Second Battle of Fallujah, Task & Purpose
The debate over registering women for the draft is a waste of time: There is no draft, Task & Purpose
Milley: US ‘absolutely’ could defend Taiwan from China, The Hill

National Defense / Foreign Policy

China Consolidates Rare Earth Supply Chain, FDD
The U.S. Must Clarify Its Taiwan Strategy Real Clear Defense
NATO Just Practiced Fighting a Nuclear War, Real Clear Defense
Battle Of US Warplanes: How F/A-18 Super Hornets ‘Defeated’ F-16 Fighting Falcons For Multi-Billion Dollar US Navy Deal, Sandboxx
Send Ukraine US troops, weapons, key Republicans tell Biden, Defense News
Central Asia Is Turning Back to Moscow, Foreign Policy
12-year-old terrorist ISIS executes two Nigerian soldiers, War is Boring
The Malacca Dilemma: Growing Chinese Military Power, War on the Rocks
Mexico army gives drug cartels free rein as critics claim ‘non-aggression pact’, The Guardian
Thinking the Unthinkable about Taiwan’s Reunification with China, Pravda Report
Turkey threatens to purchase Su-35 and Su-57 from Russia, Pravda Report
Special Warfare Training Wing: First USAF Organization to Host a Special Operations Forces Training “Shura”, Soldier Systems


First Responder / Wildland Fire / Homeland Security

Biden Admin Amassing Millions of Records on US Gun Owners, Free Beacon
From anti-vaxxer moms to militia men: Influence operations, narrative weaponization, and the fracturing of American identity, Brookings
US government report details first-ever drone attack on energy grid,
USCG Must Stop Diluting Maritime Search and Rescue Expertise, Real Clear Defense
COVID Policy Forces Tucson Fire Station to Close, Response Units Shut Down, Firefighter Nation
VA Woman Exiting Burning House Fatally Shot by Officers, Firefighter Nation
Honolulu (HI) Fire Department Extinguishes Third Surfboard Arson Fire, Firefighter Nation
Los Angeles (CA) Considers Residency Requirement for Firefighters, Firefighter Nation
Judge denies request by 25 Wash. FFs to get jobs back after refusing COVID-19 vaccine, FR1
Minn. captain’s death from cancer ruled LODD, marking first for state, FR1
New York officials consider allowing illegal drug use in certain areas “to help keep people safe”, LE Today
Houston police chief personally warned Travis Scott about crowd before deadly concert, Police 1
Why Portland has fewer cops now than any point in past 30 years, Police 1
R.I. police defend graduating recruits who failed firearms qualification, Police 1
NWCG announces recipients of the 2020 Wildland Fire EMS Awards, Wildfire Today
Congress appropriates $3.3 billion for wildland fire, Wildfire Today
Assaults and Killings of Law Enforcement Officers Up Significantly in 2021, Tactical Life



Tarptent ProTrail Li Review, Backpacking Light
What’s the Most Common Gear-Buying Mistake? Outside
Raven Tor Tear: Bosi Climbs Crag’s Last Open Project, Proposes 9a+ (5.15a), GearJunkie
Canada’s Big Wins in Mountaineering and MTB, Plus 5 More Stories to Start Your Week, GearJunkie
Janja Garnbret Snags First Women’s 8c/5.14b On-Sight, Building Her Legend, GearJunkie
Op-Ed: Questions Post Participation in the Collaborative Sheep Group, BC Ski Blog
There Is No Such Thing as a Dream Town Anymore, Outside
Alpinism’s Highest Honors Announced: Recipients of the 2021 Piolets d’Or, Outside
The Epic Battle to Break the Mississippi River Canoe Record, Outside
61-Year-Old Runner Wins the Dipsea, America’s Oldest Trail Race, Adventure Journal
Jack Dalton Was a Fighter, Roustabout, and Alaska’s Most Famous Pathfinder, Adventure Journal
Alaska’s Chugach Range May Have Seen As Much as 28 FEET of Snow in 3 Days, Adventure Journal
Doug Robinson’s story from Alpinist 74 wins Banff Book Comp for Mountaineering Article, Alpinist
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 11/4/21, AAI
2022 Backcountry Editors’ Choice Awards, Backcountry Mag
Markus Eder’s THE ULTIMATE RUN is the pinnacle of ski films, Freeskier
Outside Inc. acquires two new media brands, Outside
This new tool helps creatives make outdoor content more responsibly, Outside Business
Barbara Zangerl and the invisible bond of a climbing partnership, Planet Mountain
Janja Garnbret makes climbing history with first female 8c onsight, Fish Eye at Oliana, Planet Mountain
Experience A Freestyle Kiteboarding Paradise In 4 Minutes, Red Bull

Fitness / Health / Wellness / Nutrition

The best adjustable dumbbells to keep you fit for your next mission, Task & Purpose
What It Takes to Run 400,000 Vertical Feet in a Month, Outside
The Surprisingly Simple Training of the World’s Fastest Marathoner, Outside
The Mental Health Benefits of Doing Real Things, Outside
Injury Prevention Exercises for Reduced Incidence of Injuries in Combat Soldiers, JSCR
Influence of Body Mass on Fitness Performance in Naval Special Warfare Operators, JSCR
Comparison of the Affective Responses to Continuous Training and High-Intensity Interval Training Protocols: Application of the Dual-Mode Model, JSCR
Congress Is Investigating McKinsey Over Its Role in the Opioid Crisis, NY Times
Experimental Pfizer pill prevents Covid hospitalizations and deaths, STAT
U.S. Adolescents’ Daily Screen Time Doubled During Pandemic, WebMD


What The New Right Must Do Next Time It Earns Power, Real Clear Policy
Heritage, Not Hate? Decoding Confederate Nostalgia, War on the Rocks
Electric Pickup Truck Showdown: Rivian R1T vs. GMC Hummer EV, GearJunkie
5 Things to Avoid This Black Friday (2021), Wirecutter
Three ways to reduce the carbon footprint of food purchased by US households, Science Daily
Retail Giant Costco Takes First Steps to Reform Chicken Welfare, Mercy for Animals


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