Arete 12.14.22

Military

Soldier of Fortune Founder Robert K. Brown Passes the Torch to New Publisher After 47 Years, Soldier Systems
As F-15s Leave Okinawa, an Opportunity to Change Indo-Pacific Air Tactics with Unmanned Options, RAND
Ukraine’s Lessons for the Future of Hybrid Warfare, RAND
Putin’s Plan: Russia Wants Swarms of Missiles from Iran to Win Ukraine War, 1945
In Moment of “Maximum Danger,” the Navy Chooses Less Firepower, AEI
The Bell V-280 Valor Will Replace the Army’s Legendary Black Hawk, Military.com
The Army’s Fitness Test Might Be Revamped Yet Again for Gender-Neutral and Job-Specific Standards, Military.com
This Green Beret Will Serve as the Army’s New Top Enlisted Leader, Military.com
Ukraine Pulled Ex-Soviet Recon Drones Out Of Storage, Added Bombs And Sent Them Hurtling Toward Russia, Forbes
The Ukrainian 6th Separate Rifle Battalion Lost Its First Battle. Then It Got Javelin Missiles., Forbes
Give Ukraine long-range missiles: Lithuania’s PM, Morning Defense
Navy to Accept Recruits with Lowest Test Scores as Recruiting Goal Grows, Military.com
Stonewalling on Messy Details of ‘Fat Leonard’ Navy Scandal Feels Like a Blatant Cover-up, Military.com
Harmful Masculinities and the Threat to Force Readiness in the U.S. Military , New Lines Institute
Russian Army continues successful offensive in Krasny Lyman direction, Pravda Report
Russia’s Belgorod submarine could deploy Poseidon nuclear vehicles off US coast, Pravda Report
Really Big Military Pay Raise Coming in 2023, military.com
9 questions with Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston, Task & Purpose
Air National Guard colonel suspended following investigation, Task & Purpose
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Wraps 15-Month Repair Period, Five U.S. Aircraft Carriers Underway, USNI News
German special forces joining new command structure with other NATO spec. ops., War is Boring
Who Dares Wins: New streaming show on origins of British SAS is a smashing success (so far), War is Boring
One of the most decorated combat veterans ever became a hardcore critic of the Vietnam War, We are the Mighty

National Defense, Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia Remains on Track to Be Fastest-Growing G-20 Economy, Bloomberg
More Suspects Sought in Foiled German Coup Plot, Homeland Security Newswire
The People’s Liberation Army’s Search for Overseas Basing and Access, RAND
What Are China’s Global Basing Ambitions?, RAND
Arctic Governance Is in Trouble. The Antarctic Could Be Next, RAND
The Ukraine Fight Is Just Part of Russia’s War, Defense One
Explosions at Russian Air Bases May Change Several Nations’ Calculations, Defense One
Wait, Did Chinese Spies Steal All Our Secrets?, War Maven
Germany says will reach NATO spending target by 2025, Military Technology
Japan eyes 56% increase in defence budget over five years, Military Technology
Suppose the US Defeats a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan. What Then?, The Diplomat

First Responder / Law Enforcement / Wildland Fire/ Homeland Security, Wilderness Professional

MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN “FREAK” TRAINING ACCIDENT, Firefighter Close Calls
Video Shows Flags Being Torched Outside Long Beach (CA) Homes, Firefighter Nation
Gang-Related Drug Charges Behind Sparks (NV) Fire Chief’s Abrupt Departure, Firefighter Nation
PA Mourns Deaths of Firefighters Killed in House Fire and Vehicle Accident, Firefighter Nation
2 Pa. firefighters die after battling house fire where a person was found dead, FireRescue1
Ga. firefighter fired after neo-Nazi claims, FireRescue1
A dynamic and evidence-based approach to mapping burn potential, International Journal of Wildland Fire
‘Catfishing’ cop shot himself with service gun after killing Calif. girl’s family, Police 1
Va. police departments offering shorter academies to entice out-of-state officers, Police1
The unwritten rules of trading shifts, Police1
Make your training hours count: Scenario-based training for law enforcement, Police1
The Cold War Legacy Lurking in U.S. Groundwater, Homeland Security Newswire

Mountain / Outside

How a 75-Year-Old Fishing Record Was Shattered Twice This Year, Meateater
Picture Show #1: Twin Falls, Hyalite Canyon, BC Ski Touring Blog
A Climber Fell to His Death While Free-Soloing near San Diego, Outside
Eileen Gu Soared to Olympic Greatness While Enduring the Spotlight, Outside
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 12/8/2022, AAI
Reader Input: Ski Touring Boot Range of Motion, BC Ski Touring Blog
​TGR Tested: The 2022 Trek Fuel Ex 9.9 Is A One-Bike Quiver, TGR
FIS Acquires the Freeride World Tour, TGR
Pitkin County, Colorado, Considering Reduction In New Home Sizes (Aspen Snowmass), Unofficial Networks
Pro Releases Huge Avalanche While Shooting For Ski Movie (Watch), Unofficial Networks
DJI Mini 3 In-Depth Review: A $469 Drone!, DC Rainmaker
iPhone’s SOS Satellite Feature Saves Life of Stranded Snowmobiler, GearJunkie
Yes, You Should Know How to Fix a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle, Outside

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

Coffee Consumption to Rise 1%-2% Per Year Through 2030, ICO Says, Bloomberg
Can I Find Out If I Had a Past Case of Covid?, Bloomberg
How adult brains learn the new without forgetting the old, Economist
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Another COVID Surge, Atlantic
Rob Delaney’s book, about the loss of his son, sings with life, Washington Post
Calisthenics Workouts: The Complete Guide, Athean-X
It’s not them, it’s you: Why potatoes don’t deserve their bad reputation, Science Daily
Outside’s Guide to Minimalist Running, Outside
Kilian Jornet Won the Biggest Races and Launched His Own Apparel Brand, Outside
A new start after 60: I ran a 100km ultramarathon at 70 – despite my arthritis, Guardian
How ‘circadian hacking’ can help with far more than sleep, Guardian
The price of ‘sugar free’: are sweeteners as harmless as we thought?, Guardian
Here’s What Running a Mile Every Day for a Month Did to This Guy’s Body, Men’s Health
Overdosed on Coffee? Here’s What To Do, Men’s Health
Here’s Why You Should Be Stretching Before (And After) Every Workout, Men’s Health
The 5 Most Effective Exercises a Man Can Do, Men’s Journal
The Best Sprint Workouts to Get Faster, Build Muscle, and Drop Fat, Men’s Journal
Low nutritional quality in many vegetarian meat substitutes, Science Daily
Bending Over Too Much In The Squat? – John Dowdy, Starting Strength
Training Methods On Trial: Breathing Squats, T-Nation
11 Triathlon Goals That Don’t Involve Qualifying for Kona, Triathlete
The 2022 Sweat Science Holiday Book List, Outside
The Running Shoes We’re Most Excited to Try in 2023, Outside
These are the fittest (and most unhealthy) states in the U.S., The Manual
Curious about low-calorie wine? Here’s what to know about the trendy beverage, The Manual
The Best Margarita Mixes, Ranked, Wirecutter
The Best Blanco Tequilas, Wirecutter


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