Arete 12.21.17


Study: US Military Could Lose the Next War, Washington Times

Bad Idea: Making SOF the Sole Train, Advise, Assist Provider, Real Clear Defense

US SOF Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017, War Is Boring

US Coast Guard Behind Russia In Arctic Arms Race, CBS News

Does China Really Pose a Threat?,

Fighting Wars Abroad: Losing Them in Washington, Modern War Institute

21 Budget AR Upgrades,

Cipher Brief Experts on Haley’s Iran Accusations, The Cipher Brief

A Soldier’s Urban Warfare Christmas List, Modern War Institute

Mattis: N. Korean ICBM Doesn’t Pose Immediate Threat to US, The Hill

Even the Deadliest Taliban Commandos are No Match for US-Afghan Forces, The National Interest

4 Things We Learned from N. Korea in 2017, The National Interest

10 Most Important World Events in 2017, Real Clear Defense

CIA Helped Thwart Terrorist Attack in Russian, Kremlin Says, NY Times

Why the A-10 Will Fly Forever, Task & Purpose

Are the US Marines Dying?, The National Interest

New Army Secretary Looks To Reduce Training, PCS Moves, Army Times

US SOF Carried Out Thousands of Ops in Afghanistan, Real Clear Defense

China Warns Australia Over South China See Naval Drills, Real Clear Defense


Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

More Departments Use Pit Bulls for Drug Detection, Police One

Two Missouri Officers Saved By Vests,

Officers Who Went Above and Beyond in 2017,

Firefighters On Thomas Fire Save Hundreds of Home, Wildfire Today

The Death of a Baltimore Detective, The National Interest

3 St. Louis Firefighters Burned in Fire, Firefighter Close Calls

Berlin Police Pick HK SFP9 TR as New Service Pistol,

LA County Sheriff’s Deputies Tasked to Fight Wildfires, Police One

Officers Split Over Carrying Opioid Antidote,

Chiefs, sheriffs in Colo. shift attitudes toward recruits’ past marijuana use, Police One

How Active Shooter Training Has Changed Since Sandy Hook,

Illinois Police To Try New Test For Drug-Using Drivers,

Research: Would cops notice a gun on the dashboard during a traffic stop?, Police One



Hunting Seasons Are Full of Life Lessons, Bowhunter

The Year in Gear – 2017’s Most Notable Outdoor Gear, Gear Patrol

Bitter Cold and Bucks in N. Dakota,

The Dakota 500 of Ice Fishing,

Compound Bows: Cheap vs. Expensive,

The Deadly Valley – An Analysis of 5 Recent Yosemite Climbing Accidents, Climbing Magazine

The Bivy Kit, American Alpine Institute

Swiss Ski Area Claims 9 Feet in 3 Days!, Unofficial Networks

2018 Powder Award Winners, Powder

Best FreeStanding Ultralight Tent, Outdoor Gear Lab

The Vibe Alone Makes These 5 Little Ski Areas Worth The Visit, Unofficial Networks

Skiers Convicted for Triggering Avalanche that Injured 2 in Switzerland, Unofficial Networks

How Do Handwarmers Work, Anyway?, Adventure Journal

Building a Backcountry Family, Outdoor Research

The Evolution of How Mountaineers Fuel, Outside

2017 Was The Year of Women’s Climbing, Outside

3 Tips for Transitioning to Multi-Pitch Trad Climbing, Climbing Magazine


Fitness / Nutrition / Health

7 Hip Exercises, Outside

The Gentleman’s Guide To Gym Etiquette, Men’s Fitness

Vigorous Exercise Tied to Macular Degeneration in Men, NY Times

For Obese People, the Keto Diet May Be Better Than Exercise, Men’s Fitness

Will Protein Supplements Make Me Too Bulky to Climb?, Training Beta

What’s the Best Type of Cardio for Fat Loss?, Muscle & Fitness

How A Lifting Partner Can Unlock Bigger, Better, Lifts, Muscle & Fitness

Use Your Mind to Push Your Body, Outside

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life, NY Times

The Symptoms of Dying, NY Times

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