Arete 5.11.24

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

America’s War Machine Runs on Rare Earth Magnets. China Owns that Magnet, WSJ
Geopolitics Takes a Central Role in Supply Chains, WSJ
US soldier detained in Russia,Task & Purpose
Palestinian doctor Ghassan Abu-Sitta denied entry into France, Al Jazeera
‘Existential Threat’: Air Guardsmen Slam Proposal to Move Their Units to Space Force,
Air Force Starts to Fly Some Ospreys Again Following Crash that Killed 8 Airmen in Japan,
‘No to the Russian law!’ Georgia protesters demand a ‘European future’, Al Jazeera
Austin confirms Russians deployed to airbase housing US military in Niger, Al Jazeera
Giant military manta ray drone passes first ocean test, Defense One
Australia aims to double its naval fleet. Can its plan work?, Defense One
Neocons Almost Killed America, Daily Caller
Russian space nuke could render low-Earth orbit unusable for a year, US official says, Defense One
How to Deter a War with China Over Taiwan, The American Conservative
Turmoil in Georgia Could Draw in Russia, Foreign Policy
The Marine Corps That Should Have Been, Real Clear Defense
V-22 Program Looks To Extend Life For Decades, Defense Daily
When AI Decides Who Lives and Dies, Foreign Policy
How US special operators are training Ukrainians—and what they’re learning in return, Defense One
Navy hospital corpsman beats Army for Best Warrior title, Task & Purpose
10th Mountain Division brigade will deploy to eastern Europe, Task & Purpose
Almost All Navy Shipbuilding Is Hopelessly Behind Schedule, The Hill
RFK Campaign Proposes ‘Massive Cuts’ To Military, Daily Wire
Germany arrests sixth alleged spy in less than a month,
How Hamas balances Qatar, Turkey and the West,
Kenyan forces are about to land in Haiti — with nowhere clear to stay, Morning Defense
Israel Has Failed to Restore Deterrence, Foreign Policy
The Grim Arithmetic of a Just War, Wall Street Journal
On the Prospects of a Third World War, The Geopolitics
Strategic Ambiguity of Macron’s Call for Troops in Ukraine: What Is Behind?, The Geopolitics
Czech Republic Reports Targeting by Russian Cyberattacks, Moscow Times
Navy Missiles and the Defense of Taiwan, The Patriot Post
Germany accuses Russia of ‘intolerable’ cyberattack, warns of consequences, Al Jazeera
Typically, that General is Removed, Real Clear Defense
How the CV-22 Osprey has Transformed Special Operations, Real Clear Defense
Will Putin Test NATO Article 5 in the Black Sea Region?, Real Clear Defense
Three Factors Hardening China’s Stance on Taiwan, Real Clear Defense
Trump’s Possible Return Reignites South Korea Nuclear Debate, Homeland Security Newswire
Three Bodies Found in Mexico Where American, Australian Surfers Went Missing

First Responder / Law Enforcement / WPilot of the Impossibleildland Fire/ Homeland Security, Wilderness Professional

Wyoming’s Mad Dash for “Brown Gold”, WSJ
Oru Kayaks, Escape Camper Vans, Vail Resorts Epic Pass, and More Great Deals, GearJunkie
Dagger Launches ‘Indra’ Whitewater Kayak: Designed for Confidence-Inspiring Down-River Play, GearJunkie
The Best Water Shoes of 2024, GearJunkie
We Chatted With La Sportiva’s Shoe Designer About the New Prodigio Trail Runner, GearJunkie
From Trail to Treadmill, Fishnet Base Layers Are Best: Brynje Thermo Review, GearJunkie
US Army Military Mountaineer Course Knot Guide, Soldier Systems
The Best Women’s Swimsuits for Surfing, Paddling, and More, Outside
Teton County Coroner Rules Jackson Ski Crash a Homicide, Outside
Pilot of the Impossible, Backcountry Magazine
Black Diamond Presents: RetroModern—Part 3: Ice Cream, Black Diamond
Why One of Climbing’s Best YouTubers Hasn’t Gone Full-time, Climbing
The Best Climbing Ropes for Rock, Ice, and the Gym, Climbing
New Alpine Route in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge, Gripped
The Light After the Dark, Arcteryx
Blown-In 3 The Latest Industry News and Bits from the Interweb, Off Piste
Biden Expands Two National Monuments, Protecting 120,000 Acres Significant to Native Nations, Outside
The Insidious Plan to Destroy Our National Monuments, Outside
This Colorado Mountain Town Does Summer Right, Outside
Running Led Me Home, Running Led Me Home
Has Skiing Become Too Complicated?, Powder
The Snowiest Ski Resorts of Winter ’23/’24, Powder
The Annual Photo Gallery—The Finest Images in Skiing, Powder
Parkin Costain Claims A First Decent On AK’s “Mono Spine”, TGR
WATCH: What Makes Avalanches So Deadly, Unofficial Networks
The Raw Emotion of The World’s First Female 9a+/5.15a Route, Unofficial Networks
Navigating HUGE Breaking Waves On An Ocean Kayak, Unofficial Networks
The Life Of A Canadian Heli-Logger (Video), Unofficial Neworks
VIDEO: Free Climber Scales Ancient Redwoods In The Name of Science, Unofficial Networks
Breaking it Down – Mahi Mahi(Dolphinfish), Outdoor Hub
Ep. 777: 12 Books Every Hunter and Angler Should Read, Meateater

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

The Key to Consistently Perfect Rice, WSJ
Upgrade Your Kitchen Right Now With These 11 Deals, Wirecutter
What is zone 2 training anyway?, The Manual
Transitioning from Skiing to Running, Uphill Athlete
The Runners Who Went So Hard They Were Never the Same, Outside
Should You Exercise in the Morning or the Evening?, NY Times
Novo Nordisk Rides Weight Loss Drug Boom as Risks Mount, Axios
Fueling IM Events in 2024 in a Mortal Hydration World,
We Ran in Adidas’s $500 Super Shoe Until It Gave Out. Here’s How Far We Got., Triathlete
How Bad Are Ultraprocessed Foods, Really?, NY Times

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