Arete 4.20.24

A note about Arete …. I select the links and articles that make up Arete weekly. Those that I select are ones that I find interesting and/or important – either because of the topic or the source. Just because I select an article or link does not mean that I believe in what the article says or the veracity of the source. I’ve received criticism for including articles from the Pravda Report, Al Jazeera, etc. The reason the sources are listed is so you, the reader, can understand where the article comes from. I search far and wide for articles/links, and I find the Russian or Arab world takes on current events interesting, especially when juxtaposed with the US media sources and US government line.

Often, I’ll choose articles or links that are critical of tactical athletes, mountain athletes, or others in the MTI community. I don’t do this to piss you off or offend, but rather because I find that knowing what your opponents are writing and thinking is important for any professional. I find it interesting and, sometimes, enlightening. I’ve got nearly two decades of supporting mountain and tactical athletes, but being your cheerleader doesn’t help you grow or improve.

If I’ve chosen an article from a source that you don’t trust, you don’t have to read it. Likewise, if I’ve chosen an article with a headline, opinion, or viewpoint you don’t agree with, you don’t have to read it either. However, I’d encourage you to do so – especially those articles and links you disagree with. I always learn something, and you might too. – Rob Shaul

Military, National Defense, Foreign Policy

‘True Promise’: Why and how did Iran launch a historic attack on Israel?, Al Jazerra
Amid the Israel-Iran escalation, it’s time for a region-wide ceasefire, Al Jazeera
Gaza war: backlash over US support for Israel as China makes ‘public relations gain’, South China Morning Post
To survive US-China rivalry, Asean must work to dial down tensions, South China Morning Post
Revolutionizing Helmet Protection: Send Nods Introduces AirPads, an Innovative Ballistic Helmet Pad System, Soldier Systems
Is the United States Falling Behind the North Korean ICBM Threat?, Real Clear Defense
Defund the World Police, RealClearDefense
Former Trump advisor Bolton: Opportunity for Israel to destroy Iran nuclear program,
Neb. officer killed in crash when pickup truck rear-ended his cruiser, Police1
UK to order third carrier due to Russian threat, UK Defense Journal
Iran informed Turkey in advance of its operation against Israel – Turkish source,
Fifty Shades of Gaza, RealClearDefense
Sorry, but Iran is not the aggressor here, Al Jazeera
Russia’s GPS meddling in the Baltic Sea demands NATO action, Sweden’s naval chief says, Defense One
Why Russia Doesn’t Want War Between Israel and Iran, RAND
Haiti establishes council to choose new leaders as gang violence rages, Al Jazeera
Chile calls for the extradition of Venezuelans after dissident’s murder, Al Jazeera
On Newly-Quiet Stretch of US-Mexico Border, Louisiana Soldiers Sit Around, Watch and Wait,
Ukraine pleads for Patriot air defense systems as Russia destroys power grid, Atlantic Council
What about Ukraine’s Abrams tanks?, Defense One
‘The Regime’ Misunderstands Autocracy, Foreign Policy
Apache Program ‘Not At Risk’ As Army Pursues Aviation Restructure, Wormuth Says, Defense Daily
The Tragedy of Haiti, Foreign Policy
6.5 Creedmoor Round Expands in SOF Applications, RealClearDefense
J.D. Vance: The Math on Ukraine Doesn’t Add Up, NY Times
Don’t Count on Us: Canada’s Military Unreadiness, War on the Rocks
What Chinese Navy Planners Are Learning from Ukraine’s Use of Unmanned Surface Vessels, RAND
How to Defend U.S. Rights to a Million Square Kilometers of Ocean Floor, Foriegn Policy
U.S. Policy on Venezuela Is Converging, Foreign Policy
Iran’s attack on Israel stirs admiration among Gaza Palestinians,
How Dems could tank Israel weapons sales, Morning Defense
Toyota Land Cruiser owned by former SBU officer explodes in Moscow, Pravda Report
How U.S. Navy Drone Experiments Go Beyond Spying and Into Battle, Real Clear Defense
A Real and Charming China in the Eyes of Taiwan Youths, The Geopolitics
Veterans and parents of 33 Marines killed 20 years ago reunite for the anniversary of infamous battle, War is Boring
South Korea’s Grand Strategy, War on the Rocks
Russian Ambassador to UN: Get ready to discuss Ukraine’s surrender, Pravda Report
Married Army couple win back-to-back Sapper school awards, Task & Purpose
Marine snipers did not spot Abbey Gate bomber before attack, officials say, Task & Purpose
Saudi Arabia says it helped defend Israel against Iran,
OTB Boots Fuels Best Ranger Competition Winners, Soldier Systems

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

Improving the Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places, Homeland Security Newswire
Study Quantifies Dramatic Rise in School Shootings and Related Fatalities Since 1970, Homeland Security Newswire
What You Aren’t Changing, You’re Choosing, Fire Engineering
Study of Fatal and Nonfatal Shootings by Police Reveals Racial Disparities, Dispatch Risks, Homeland Security Newswire
Oregon Chief Seeks $5 Million Over Disability Discrimination and Constructive Termination, Fire Law Blog
Milwaukee firefighter trapped, overwhelmed by flames during rescue, FireRescue1
N.Y. police officer, deputy killed in shootout, Police1
Houston police review potential suspect DNA matches in over 4,000 dropped sexual assault cases, Police1
Back-to-Back Calls Leave MT Department Temporarily Without Resources, Fire Engineering
FDNY EMTs To Get Body Armor, Regular Self-Defense Training, FireFightern Nation
Crews Battle Fire in Ship’s Cargo Hold in Ashtabula (OH) Harbor, Fire Engineering
Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $180K from AL Volunteer Fire Departments, Fire Engineering
Conn. police nab members of lucrative beer theft ring, Police1
Firebrand burning under wind: an experimental study, International Journal of Wildland Fire
Australia mourns five women, Pakistani guard killed in Sydney mall attack, Al Jazeera
Alaska Fire Chief Seeks FLSA Overtime, Fire Law Blog
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Announces January 2024 Officer of the Month, American Police Beat Magazine
GAO Report on Coast Guard Aviation, USNI
10 Years After Standoff with Feds, Cliven Bundy Remains Defiant, Wide Open Spaces
New Fla. pilot program allows troopers to investigate some crashes virtually, Police1
Canadian conservationists push emission limits for wildfire reduction, Wildfire Today
55 Coast Guard Academy Cadets Disciplined in Cheating Scandal, Real Clear Defense

Mountain / Outside

Here’s What I Wish I Knew Before Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Outside
Janja Garnbret and Toby Roberts Win Gold at First Lead World Cup of 2024, Gripped
“Unlikely Duo” Unites Eric Carter and Tom Peiffer Across Ski Disciplines, FreeSkier
Michaela Kiersch Climbing Era Vella 5.14d, Gripped
Submerged 11,000-Year-Old Deer Trap Among Oldest on Earth, Meateater
Podcast : Arguments for Avalanche Air Bags, The High Route
Half Dome Avalanche and Big Yosemite Falls, Gripped
“He Taught Me So Much”: Coach and Skier Dies Jumping over a Highway, Outside
The Best Bike Repair Stands of 2024, GearJunkie
Weekend Whipper: Dynamic Lurches and Quiet Curses Above Tiny Cam, Climbing
6 Reasons to Watch The North Face’s Film About Jacopo Larcher (And 1 Reason Not To), Climbing
Crashes, Fails and Funny Moments From Matchstick Productions’ “The Land of Giants”, Freeskier
Beyond Sacredness, Into Greed, Gripped
This is One of the Best Films on Alpinism Ever, Gripped
“Avalanche Sharks” The Best/Worst Ski Movie Ever Made, Unofficial Networks
Mental Training Tips for Altitude Trips, Uphill Athlete
Females and Firearms, Gray’s Sporting Journal
N=1 Experiment: Uphill Skiing as Run Training,

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

Take Your Off-Season Training To The Max With A Braked Rollerski, Unofficial Networks
One Ketamine Injection May Reduce Postnatal Depression In New Mothers, Healthline
10 Best Cookbooks for Every Man’s Kitchen, Werd
This is why you add water to whiskey (plus, our best tips), The Manual
Lose Weight by Eating More in the Morning,
N=1 Experiment: Uphill Skiing as Run Training,
OATzempic: Everything You Need to Know, T-Nation
Here’s What to Ask Your Dentist When Evaluating Your Treatment, NY Times

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