Arete 4.26.22

Military

Air Force general sentenced to reprimand, pay forfeiture for sexual assault, AF Times
Can soldiers consume CBD energy drinks?, AF Times
Army to launch light robotic combat vehicle competition in FY23, Army Times
Germany sending ‘Gepard’ air-defense tanks to support Ukraine defense, Defense News
It Will Be Years Before Raytheon Can Build New Stinger Missiles, Defense One
US Looks to Shift Ukraine from Soviet to NATO Weapons, Defense One
Kyiv Asked for a New Kamikaze Drone to Fight Russia. The Air Force Delivered Phoenix Ghost, Defense One
As War in Ukraine Ramps Up, Who Wants to End It?, Foreign Policy
Moldova Feels the Shock Waves of Putin’s War, Foreign Policy
Ethics In Special Operations – Special Warfare Magazine, Small Wars Journal
Commercial Drones/Robotics and the Modern Combat Zone: A look at Ukraine, Small Wars Journal
The Navy’s top enlisted sailor tried to lift the spirits of a beleaguered crew. He didn’t, Task & Purpose
The Army may be wasting billions on high-tech goggles soldiers don’t even want, Task & Purpose
Why the Pentagon is fanboying over Elon Musk’s space company, Task & Purpose
The Army just became the only service to give non-birthing parents leave after a miscarriage, Task & Purpose
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and NATO’s Crisis of Nuclear Credibility, War on the Rocks
United States Decision on ASAT Testing a Positive Step Towards Space Sustainability, RAND
Air Commando Tests Stamina and Builds Relationships During Best Ranger Competition, Soldier Systems

 

National Security / Foreign Policy

Five things to know about Russian-backed Transnistria, Al Jazerra
This is what it’ll take to end the military’s border mission, Defense News
The US needs a new approach to producing weapons. Just look at Ukraine., Defense News
Plan Now for a ‘No-Fly Zone’ Over Taiwan, Defense One
NATO Membership for Sweden Would Be ‘A Small Step For The Military, But A Giant Leap For The Political System’, Defense One
Taiwan Doesn’t Need a Formal U.S. Security Guarantee, Foreign Policy
Why Xi Is Trapped in Ukraine, Foreign Policy
ISIS Can’t Even Direct Lone-Wolf Attacks Anymore, Foreign Policy
The New Nuclear Age, Hudson Inst.
Ukrainian agency publishes personal data of 600 alleged Russian intelligence officers, Intelnews.org
Russia sees US-Japanese naval drills as a threat, Pravda Report
Poland sanctions Gazprom. Russia cuts gas flow to Poland, Pravda Report
Poland and Romania are first candidates for Calibre missile strikes, Pravda Report
Sweden and Finland agree to submit Nato applications, say reports, The Guardian
Geostrategic Consequences of Russia’s War Against Ukraine, RAND
Russia Halts Gas Supplies to Poland in Escalation, Report Says, Bloomberg

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

1 dead as fires force thousands to flee as “dangerously early” season hits several U.S. states, Axios
Predictive Models of Wildfire Behavior, HSN
3 OKLA. FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT CONDO FIRE, Firefighter Close Calls (FCC)
BALDWIN 9-1-1 DISPATCHER HONORED FOR SAVING LIFE OF SUMMERDALE MAYOR, FCC
FOUR PENNSLYVANIA FIREFIGHTERS BURNED AT HOUSE FIRE, FCC
Four Reported Dead in Mercy Flight Helicopter Crash in Genesee County (NY), Firefighter Nation (FFN)
Fairfax (VA) Fire Captain, 18-Year Veteran, Dies of Occupational Cancer, FFN
Winds Keep Fire at Omaha (NE) Apartment Building Raging for 10 Hours, FFN
Ill. fire chief assists residents as they jump from second-story apartment fire, FR1
Retired fire chief killed, 15 firefighters injured in wind-driven Neb. wildfires, FR1
Evidence for lack of a fuel effect on forest and shrubland fire rates of spread under elevated fire danger conditions: implications for modelling and management, International Journal of Wildland Fire
Comparison of fire-produced gases from wind tunnel and small field experimental burns, International Journal of Wildland Fire
‘It’s heartbreaking’: Fla. sheriff arrests own daughter on meth trafficking charges, Police 1
Lawmaker tried to ‘bully’ officers at daughter’s traffic stop, chief says, Police 1
FBI director says violence against LEOs ‘doesn’t get enough attention’, Police1
Forest Service releases Eicks Fire smokejumper fatality report, Wildfire Today

Mountain / Outside

Why Chacos Are the Best Summer Sandals, Hands Down, Outside
Birkenstocks Are 100 Percent the Best Casual Sandal, Outside
Testing Nine Mountain Bikes Under $3,500, Outside
‘Mountain Gazette’ Is Thriving in Print: Here’s How, Gearjunkie
‘This Kid’: Will Bosi’s Bouldering Rampage Leaves Ondra Lost for Words, Gearjunkie
Armed Thieves on MTB Trails ‘Alarming’ CA Police, Gearjunkie
Badass Packout MOLLE Tent™, The Coolector
Update: Bighorn Sheep and Backcountry Skiers/Riders in the Tetons, Backcountry Ski Blog
‘Stories from Avalanche Terrain’ Reminds Us to Stay Safe This Spring, Outside
What’s the Secret to Success in (and out of) the Mountains? Resilience., Outside
Why We Need to Protect Way, Way More Land Than We Already Do, Adventure Journal
Clint Helander, Andres Marin complete their “dream route” on Golgotha in Alaska’s Revelation Range, Alpinist
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 4/21/22, AAI
E-Bikes: the Forest Service’s New Ruling, Eastmans’
Outlaw Origins of Mountain Biking // Born From Junk, TGR
‘Gratitude’: One Surfer’s Life Path Towards Ecology and Sustainability, TGR
Building Cotopaxi with Davis Smith, REI

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

Why We Love the Baratza Encore Burr Coffee Grinder, Wirecutter
Outdoor Poop Etiquette Is Changing (You’re Probably Not Going to Like It), Outside
Grace Staberg on the Eating Disorder That Derailed Her Skimo Season, Outside
There’s New Data on How Your Arm Swing Affects Running, Outside
Finally, a Product That Can Help You Sleep Better—Even With Insomnia, Men’s Journal
Push Pull Legs Routine: The Complete Guide, Athleanx
Powerlifter Julius Maddox Crushes 700-Pound Bench Press for 4 Reps, Breaking Muscle
Everything You Need to Know About How to Burn Fat, Breaking Muscle
Scientists identify genetic variants linked to mobility changes in aging, Science Daily
A Zero-Drop Super Shoe? Meet Altra’s Vanish Carbon., Outside
Why Cyclists Can Handle Heat Better than Runners, Outside
5 Coffee Subscriptions to Keep You Stocked With the Good Stuff, Men’s Health
Weight Loss: What You Eat Matters More Than When You Eat, Healthline
Most Americans Have Been Infected With Coronavirus at Least Once, C.D.C. Says, NY Times
Antidepressants are not associated with improved quality of life in the long run, study finds, Science Daily
Meat consumption must fall by at least 75 percent, Science Daily
The Best Weight Loss Food, T-Nation
40 Rules for Fitness Over 40, T-Nation
3 Reasons to Re-Think Training to Failure, T-Nation
Searching for Purpose? 5 Ways to Embrace Not Knowing What You Want, Tiny Buddha
What’s More Important for Cycling — Aerodynamics or Power?, Training Peaks

Interesting

Harvard acknowledges slavery ties, sets up $100m reparations fund, Al Jazerra
The Two Charts That Should Calm Fears of a Housing Crash, AEI
These companies paid little to no federal taxes last year, Axios
Inside the New Right, Where Thiel Is Placing His Big Bets, Real Clear Policy
Birkenstocks Are 100 Percent the Best Casual Sandal, Outside
ESPN+ has a little-known benefit that’s worth the $7 fee alone, The Manual
Watch Ken Block Drift His Four-Ton Diesel Dually Ford F-450 Pickup, Men’s Health
Bear in the Darkness: Encounters with a True Alaskan Giant, Meateater
Americans skeptical about religious objections to COVID-19 vaccines, but oppose employer mandates, Pew
Young women are out-earning young men in several U.S. cities, Pew

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