Arete 12.2.21


Russia’s Growing Secret Submarine Fleet, USNI News
The U.S. Army’s Uncomfortable Role in a War Over Taiwan, War on the Rocks
What About China’s Hypersonic and Nuclear Capabilities? Real Clear Defense
The Folly of Generals, Strategy Bridge
Space Force: U.S. Satellites Are Being Attacked Every Day, The War Zone
How to Make It Through Special Forces Selection, WATM
Pentagon Report Recommends Expanded Forces in Guam, Australia, RCD
The Drums of War in Taiwan and Ukraine, The Diplomat
Brigade Combat Teams, Wavell Room
Unvaccinated Guardsmen won’t be able to drill or draw federal pay: SECDEF memo, Defense News
US Navy, Marines look for training systems with accurate adversaries, ability to track individual performance, Defense News
Space Force Has a Plan for Training Its Troops. Now It Must Figure Out What They Need to Learn, Defense One
Gunnery sergeants who never went to boot camp? It may be coming in the Marine Corps, MC Times
Confidence in military continues to fall after Afghanistan withdrawal: survey, Military Times
Navy gears up for single physical fitness assessment cycle, and scored planks, in 2022, Navy Times
Russia can destroy USA’s modern cruise missiles without firing a shot, Pravda Report
The Human Cost of War: My Own Failure and Our Military’s Mental Health Crisis, Cipher Brief

National Security, Foreign Policy

Israeli Military Readying for ‘Plan B’ if Iran Nuclear Talks Fail, Jerusalem Post
U.S. Risks ‘Suez Moment’ in a Taiwan War, Asia Times
War Between Russia and Ukraine: A Basic Scenario? Modern Diplomacy
Russia orders US diplomats to leave as Ukraine tensions escalate, Al Jazerra
Hungary’s Strongman Is Running Scared, Foreign Policy
Something big is brewing between Russia, NATO and Ukraine, Pravda Report
Belarus President Lukashenko recognises Crimea as Russian territory, Pravda Report
A Guide to Extreme Competition with China, RAND

First Responder, Homeland Security, Wildland Fire

The Threat from Social Media Enabled Domestic Extremism, RCD
Need for New Coast Guard Waterways Commerce Cutters, Forbes
Eight Worst Wildfire Weather Years on Record Happened in the Last Decade, HSN
How Climate Change Will Impact National Security, HSN
Man Must Apologize for Interfering with (MA) Firefighters Extinguishing a Car Fire He Set, Firefighter Nation
Russia Jails Five People Over Coal Mine Disaster That Killed 51, Firefighter Nation
Video Shows Drowning Coyote Rescued by Firefighters Off San Francisco (CA) Pier, FN
Thief Steals Firefighter’s Truck from Escambia County (FL) Fire Station on Thanksgiving, FN
Roadway incidents are a hot zone for EMS, FR1
Ga. fire station, pumper severely damaged in blaze, FR1
Hot to cold: Ore. wildland FFs switch from fighting fires to plowing snow, FR1
Del. captain shares graphic mayday video to support ongoing education, training, FR1
Knife-wielding man tased by Arizona officer falls, stabs himself in neck, LE Today
Police: School resource officer disarmed gunman at Mich. high school, Police 1
4 killed, including officer and suspect, in Ga. shooting, Police 1
Police: Man stabs 2 Ind. cops in ‘unprovoked’ attack, is shot, Police 1
NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams: Why we need stop and frisk policing, Police 1
KLETC hosts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training to minimize use-of-force injuries, Police 1
Wildfire north of Honolulu threatened structures, Wildfire Today
BLM firefighters compete in physical fitness challenge, Wildfire Today
Patent describes using drone swarm to suppress wildfire, Wildfire Today

Aurora PD steps up school patrols after third large youth shooting in 2 weeks, Police 1


The Wall of Shadows: A Sherpa’s moral dilemma, Al Jazerra
The Terrifying Humiliation of a Sea Lion “Attack” While Surfing, Adventure Journal
These Mainers Know Their State Is Something Special, Outside
What You Missed: Piolet d’Or Story Sparks Mountaineering Debate, Outside
Alex Honnold’s About to Be a Dad. Will He Still Free-Solo? Outside
Watch Nims Purja Scale World Highest Peaks in a Mere 7 Months, Adventure Journal
Inflatable Camper Shells, Cargo Boxes, and Bed Platforms Are Intriguing, Adventure Journal
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 11/25/21, AAI
Rockstars vs. Grizzlies, Eastmans
Eric Horst – Wild Iris, La Sportiva
Gear Minute: Dahlgren, Outside Business
Hydro Flask parent company to acquire Osprey, Outside Business
5 Outdoor Apps Every Adventurer Should Have on Their Phone, Adventure Blog

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Why Does Coffee Make Me Poop? NY Times
Germany reports highest daily COVID-19 death toll in nine months, Al Jazerra
We Know Almost Nothing About the Omicron Variant, Defense One
A New Theory on Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Young Athletes, Outside
Reduced meat diet has many advantages, Science Daily
How eating less in early life could help with reproduction later on, SD
Courting success: Why the ‘head’ outsmarts the body in basketball, SD
Is Honey a Safe(r) Sweetener?, Mark’s Daily Apple
Best Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss, Men’s Journal


How the cloud powers Moore’s law, and more, AAI
China’s biggest movie is about how a US Marine division held off 12 Chinese divisions, Task & Purpose
I Moved to a Remote Cabin to Write, and I Hate It, Outside
20 Book Recommendations From 2021, Semi-Rad

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