Arete 5.13.22

Military, National Defense, Foreign Policy

Watch an Extreme Skier Muse on Mortality in ‘Tempting Fear’, Gear Junkie
Too Many Lawyers – Why Legalism is Undermining Ethical Conduct in the SOF Community, RCD
The Right Fighter Mix: The Commander’s Perspective, RCD
The Utility of Deterrence, RCD
Fort Benning, ‘home of the Infantry,’ is now Fort Moore, Task & Purpose
Air Force two-star general fired for alleged misconduct, T&P
Fort Hood no more. Fort Cavazos named for 2-time Distinguished Service Cross recipient, T&P
Inside One of the Army’s Most Chaotic Brigades,
FBI: Colombians Drugged US Soldiers, Stole Money, Phones,
Unclear Demand Signal For Hypersonic Weapons Hamper Supply Chain, Report Says, Defense Daily
Crisis Looms As Tommy Tuberville’s Hold On Military Promotions Enters 3rd Month, Forbes
Taiwan Is Competing for Arms With the Middle East, Not Ukraine, Foreign Policy
Estonia Plans a ‘Spring Storm’ to Match Russia’s Might, Foreign Policy
The Taliban promises China it won’t allow terrorists to use Afghanistan as launching pad, Long War Journal
The Aftermath of a Great Power War, RAND
Alternative Futures Following a Great Power War, RAND
SPECIAL OPERATIONS: Explosive GRU Presence In Bulgaria, Strategy Page
ACMC Smith: USMC Weighing Changes How it Recruits Marines in the Future, USNI
How to Avoid a Bad Take on a Hard Target: Analyzing North Korea the Right Way, War on the Rocks
Preparing Canada for a New Generation of Security Challenges, War on the Rocks
The Opponents of Marine Reform Have Lost, But Won’t Move On, War on the Rocks
New Book by Hoehn and Shanker Asserts America’s National Security Machine Has Gone Astray, Fails To Keep U.S. Safe—But Can Be Fixed, RAND
Addressing the Recruiting Crisis in the Armed Services, RAND

Ukraine, Russia

Can the Russian Opposition Foment Regime Change?, RCD
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 443, Al Jazerra
Russian forces destroy most of foreign weapons that get shipped to Ukraine, Pravda Report
USA will leave Poland alone with Russia should Ukraine lose, Pravda Report
Building ‘Mad Max’ vehicles for Ukraine’s fighters, Small Wars Journal
How Ukrainians modify civilian drones for military use, Economist


Pentagon Starts Work to Build Ballistic Missile Defense Capability in Guam, USNI
Chinese Warships Circle Japan, Aircraft Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Prepare for Spring Patrol, USNI
Just how good can China get at generative AI?, Economist

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

Coast Guard Examining Part-Time Service to Better Man Its Force, USNI
“Our hearts are broken once again”: Off-duty Chicago police officer and recent graduate slain in shooting, APB
Four Children Rescued, Two Critical After OH House Fire, Fire Engineering
California Jury Awards Fired Chief $4.1 Million, Fire Law Blog
Firefighter Falls Through Floor in Arlington (MA) Commercial Fire, FFN
Standards changes ahead: An upcoming transformation in gear care and maintenance, Fire Rescue 1
Chicago officer killed for barbecue money in suspects’ violent crime spree, Police 1
Ind. deputy killed, 8-year-old son injured in dog attack, Police 1
Phoenix mourns after back-to-back deaths of officers, Police 1
2022 data again shows rural officers subject to a disproportionate level of violence, Police 1
13-year-old opens fire several times on Fla. officers, wounding 1, during pursuit, Police 1
Helmet-cam video from Alabama house fire, Statter911
Border Patrol Head Issues Order To Release Migrants Into U.S. Without Alien Registration Numbers Or Court Dates, Police Tribune
SIG CROSS STX, Soldier Systems

Mountain / Outside

The Cult of Garmin: Why Athletes Stick With These Smartwatches Over Apple or Samsung, WSJ
Suunto Vertical GPS Watch In-Depth Review: Solar, Mapping, WiFi, and More!, DC Rainmaker
Angler Lands Behemoth Laker, Shrugs at World Record: ‘She Deserves My Respect’, Gear Junkie
North America Finally Gets the Modern Ford Ranger It Deserves, Including the Raptor, GearJunkie
Climb Rock & Ice, Hike in Comfort: La Sportiva Aequilibrium Top GTX Review, GearJunkie
To Save My Mental Health, I Stopped Buying Backpacking Gear, Outside
In Relatively Average Season for Avalanche Deaths Across U.S., Colorado Approaches Record Number of Fatalities, BC Mag
The Long Game: Knee Surgery, a Year of Recovery and a Record-Breaking Return, BC Mag
When Climbing Feels Out of Reach, Climb Strong
The Search Continues for Two Missing Climbers in Alaska. Here’s What We Know So Far., Climbing
Remembering Tom Hornbein, Visionary Everest Pioneer, Climbing
When a Climber Dies on K2 is Anyone to Blame?, Climbing
Huge New Route on Alaska’s Mt. Huntington, Climbing
Skier Logic 101, Freeskier
[Destination] A road trip of epic proportions through British Columbia, Freeskier
Stunning New Film on Dawn Wall, Gripped
Witness the Ascent of America’s First 5.15c, Gripped
Don’t Use Daisy Chains for Multi-Pitch Rock, Gripped
Arcteryx Proton Hybrid Hoody – Super Versatile Ski Touring Jacket, Off Piste
Desert Mountain Biking: What to Know, Where to Go, Osprey
Home to Limuw, Patagonia
The Gear Our REI Guides Can’t Live Without, REI
WATCH: Skiing Straight Down 40° Couloir At Jackson Hole, UN
Sundance Reopening For May Skiing For The First-Time Ever, UN
Ski Boot Half Marathon World Record Broken, UN
How Much Downturn Do You Need?, Weigh My Rack

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

How The Nike Invincible 3 Finally Made Me A Swoosh Zealot, Outside
The Pretty People Are Coming For Your Hokas, Outside
Forget a Costly Addition – Setup a WorkPod Lite in the Backyard, Werd
This Coffee Subscription Service We Love Is On Sale, Wirecutter
Powerlifter Heather Connor (47 KG) Deadlifts 195 Kilograms (430 Pounds) in Training, Unofficially Breaks Her Own World Record, Breaking Muscle
Rudy Kadlub Deadlifts 237.7 Kilograms (524 Pounds) For 2-Rep PR On 74th Birthday, Breaking Muscle
What Are the Best Foods for Gingivitis and Halitosis?,
What an Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill Could Mean for You, NYT
Fitness Influencers Often Do More Harm Than Good, Research Suggests, NYT
What Are the Risks and Benefits of Weight-Loss Shot?, Psychology Today
A Longer Life Often Means a Worse Death, RealClearHealth
A Week of My Training Life,
Why You Probably Shouldn’t Worry About Eating Organic, T-Nation
5 Exercises That Stop Bench Press Pain, T-Nation
Resources for Coaching Women Endurance Athletes, Training Peaks
We Test and Review the New Suunto Vertical With Monster Battery Life, Triathlete


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