Arete 12.23.21


French Army Wants to Transform for High-Intensity Warfare, RCD
Sending Ukraine Military Equipment Once Bound for Afghanistan? WSJ
The Problem With Military Lawyers, The American Spectator
Army’s 24 Programs in Soldiers’ Hands by 2023, BrDefense
Troubled CBP Gets $3.7B Boost, Coast Guard Gets Peanuts, Forbes
Morality, Duty & Military Ethics: Case of LtCol Scheller, Proceedings
Pentagon Stops Vaccine Mandate for Defense Contractors, BrDefense
Finally, an Army Mess Uniform fit for the couch, AF Times
Is the cure for America’s ‘next war-itis’ a military culture shift?, AF Times
Click ‘Like’, Get Punished Under Pentagon’s New Anti-Extremism Policy, Defense One
Marine amphibious assault vehicles permanently pulled from deployments, MC Times
2 special ops Marine vets among indicted in double kidnapping, murder case, MC Times
Dishonorable discharges for COVID vaccine refusal off the table as military separations begin, Military Times
Truck runs into US Army convoy in Germany, The Hill

Foreign Affairs, National Security

Western Greed Fuels China’s Domination, Unheard
McMaster, Afghanistan, and the Praetorian Mindset, Divergent Options
Economic Cracks in the Great Wall of China: Is China’s Current Economic Model Sustainable?, Hudson Institute
How We Can Save Ukraine, Wall Street Journal
Did 2021 expose America’s limits?, Morning Defense
There will be no war with NATO. There will be Russia-India-China vs. the West, Pravda Report
The Inverse Midas Touch: Why America’s Interventions So Often Go Wrong, War on the Rocks
Russia confirms readiness to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus, Pravda Report
Russian military hardware deployed only 45 km far from Ukrainain border Pravda Report
Russians who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight wanted to shoot down a Ukrainian fighter, War is Boring


Mountain / Outside Adventure

The 7 Best Cookbooks of 2021, Wired
After Brain Injury, Colby Stevenson Miraculously Returns to Pro Skiing, GearJunkie
Downcountry trends in the backcountry ski sector, BC Blog
What You Missed: A Look at Jackson Hole’s Housing Crisis, Outside
‘The Alpinist’ Captures Some of Marc-André Leclerc’s Biggest Free-Solo Climbs, Outside
Wndr Alpine’s New Film Is About More than Skiing, Outside
Rell Sunn, Surfing’s Graceful Queen, Was as Tough They Come, Adventure Journal
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 12/16/21, AAi
Montana FWP Changes Course to Privatize Elk Hunting, Eastman’s
Our Favorite Books of 2021, Outside
Vanishing Lines I Ski resort expansion is destroying our last living glaciers., Patagonia
Surfing in Far Away Lands, TGR
Recreating Outdoors to Connect not Compete, The Outbound Collective
Calm Your Mind by Watching These Whales Swim Along the Hawaiian Coast, Travel
Two Adolescent Skiers Killed By Avalanche in Idaho, Unofficial Networks


Fitness / Nutrition / Wellness

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study suggests, SD
STAT+: University of Chicago professor charged with insider trading over a cancer drug trial, SD
A Therapist Who Treats Billionaires Explains Why Rich People Are Still So Depressed, Men’s Health
Do You Have a SKINNY FAT Body? Athlean
The Benefits of Hill Running — More Speed, Better Mechanics, and Power, Breaking Muscle
Winter Training Fueling Insights, Endurance Nation
ATC 335: Ironman Fueling Plans with UCAN and More, Transitioning from Ultras to Ironman – Mindset and Training Style Adjustments, and More Fun!, Endurance Planet
These Were Our Favorite Wellness Products in 2021, Outside
This Is What Happens When You Eat Weed, Men’s Health
The 5 Biggest Health and Fitness Trends for 2022 (And Beyond), Men’s Health
The Best Bike Training Software,
Weekend Archives: The Minimum Effective Dose of Training – Mark Rippetoe, Starting Strength

How Sex Really Affects Workouts & Athletic Performance, T-Nation


Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 33: Pueblos Unidos Launch Sophisticated Prison Break Allegedly Using Coches Bomba (Car Bombs) or IEDs, Small Wars Journal
Train Engineer Inspired by Covid-19 Conspiracy Theory to Intentionally Derail Locomotive, HSN
Haitian Migrants File Lawsuit Protesting Treatment by Border Patrol, HSN
Driver launches Texas firefighter 30 feet during Christmas event for kids, FR1
La. FF dies after tire explodes during vehicle maintenance, FR1
Man killed by police after using backhoe to flip police cruiser, smash cars, Police 1
Mass. police union condemns NFL, claims league supports ‘defund’ groups, Police 1
Opinion: It’s time to standardize wilderness medicine education, Outside
Calif. governor proposes $300M to combat brazen retail robberies, Police 1
Very strong winds spread fires in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, Wildfire Today
Commission established to evaluate wildland fire mitigation, management, and aircraft, Wildfire Today


Why socialist economies fail, AAI
Trump reveals he got COVID vaccine booster shot, Axios
Are Your Gifts Being Made with Forced Labor?, Heritage Foundation
Could the Move Toward Zoom and Other Collaboration Technologies Due to the Pandemic Change the Very Make-Up of Populations?, RAND
Move Over Amazon. Other Retailers Are Catching Up, Gear Latest
2022 Subaru WRX Review: Rally-Ready Daily Driver, GearJunkie

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