Arete 5.26.22


The toughest US Army Special Forces course takes place underwater. Here’s why it has to be brutal., Business Insider
The Marines Want to Arm Their Infantry With Suicide Drones, Popular Mechanics
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 88, Al Jazerra
SERE school commander debunks myths, wants more volunteers, Army Times
Man indicted in fentanyl overdoses of West Point cadets on spring break, Army Times
The Army is building a ‘dashboard’ to measure human performance, Army Times
Israel launches Edge of Tomorrow program to improve lethality, bring in new tech, Defense News
Biden Orders US Troops Back to Somalia, Reverses Trump Withdrawal, Defense One
The Pentagon Is Closing in on ‘Ethical’ AI Implementation, Defense One
Chinese helicopters with high-altitude capability achieve milestones, Janes
The Corps should drop manslaughter charges against MARSOC Marines, corpsman, MC Times
Commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 ousted due to ‘loss of confidence’, Navy Rimes
SOCOM finally found its next-generation personal defense weapon, Task & Purpose
Sailors are deserting the Navy at a ‘staggering’ rate, Task & Purpose
‘My war just kept going’ — How this Marine veteran became the voice of a generation fighting a forever war, Task & Purpose
Amateur Hour Part I: The Chinese Invasion of Taiwan, War on the Rocks
The Escalation Fixation, RAND
SOFIC 22 – Crye Precision, Soldier Systems
Are Military E-Bikes the Next Big Thing in Land Warfare?, Men’s Health

National Security / Foreign Policy

Polish PM Calls on Norway to Share Oil and Gas Profits Windfall, Bloomberg
Foreign investors are fleeing China, Economist
Erdogan Issues His Demands to NATO, AEI
A Swedish Compromise Won’t Solve NATO’s Turkey Problem, Defense One
The Window To Expel Russia From Ukraine Is Now, Foreign Policy
The Echoes of America’s Hypocrisy Abroad, Foreign Policy
What We Must Do to Help Ukraine Win, Hudson Inst.
Department of Defense continues to downplay Taliban and Al Qaeda threat in Afghanistan, Long War Journal
‘America First’ before ‘Ukraine First,’ say some in GOP, Morning Defense
Expert reveals when will begin the third phase of Russian operation in Ukraine, Pravda Report
Russian FM Lavrov says all fears about West’s plans are now confirmed, Pravda Report
Russia to build 12 military units along western borders, Pravda Report
Ukraine intercepts call from Russian soldier saying his commander shot himself to get out of the war, War is Boring

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Breaking Down the 2020 Homicide Spike, Manhattan Institute
Accused Buffalo Mass Shooter Had Threatened a Shooting While in High School. Could More Have Been Done to Avert the Tragedy? Homeland Security Newswire
Turf War Brewing Between Orange County Fire Authority, County Over Medical Calls, Firefighter Nation
Off-duty Ind. volunteer FF shot, killed attempting to help motorist, FireRescue1
Video shows LAFD members punching, kicking man accused of trespassing, FireRescue1
Co-management during crisis: insights from jurisdictionally complex wildfires, International Journal of Wildland Fire
An analysis of factors influencing structure loss resulting from the 2018 Camp Fire, International Journal of Wildland Fire
Loved ones of slain police officers describe meaning of ‘thin blue line’, Police1
Mesquite Heat Fire burns more than 2 dozen homes southwest of Abilene, Texas, Wildfire Today
US Forest Service pauses all prescribed fire operations, Wildfire Today
The four active large fires in New Mexico have burned nearly half a million acres, Wildfire today

Mountain / Outside

Did the Surf Industry Kill the Future of Wetsuits? Outside
I’m an Expert Skier. I Took Lessons from an App., Outside
The Best Backpacking Packs of 2022, Outside
Outside Inc. Lays Off Scores of Workers in Major Restructure, Gearjunkie
GSI Outdoors Acquired by Pelican International Paddle Sports Co., Gearjunkie
The Island of Senja Is a Mountain Biker’s Dream, Outside
More than 100 Climbers Reach Everest Summit, Outside
Thoughts on Outside’s Layoffs, Outdoor Media, and Adventure Journal, Adventure Journal
Expedition Review: Group Dynamics, Movie-Making and Managing Risk in the Swedish Arctic, Backcountry Magazine
Army Paratrooper Killed By Bear, Tasman’s
How the Water Filter Became an Affordable, Ultralight Backcountry Tool, Outside
Aleksandra Miroslaw, Kiromal Katibin win Salt Lake City Speed opener, Planetmountain
Running Out of North, The Cleanest Line
Up To 30 Inches Of Snow Forecasted For Colorado This Weekend, Unofficial Networks
Got Yours? Gray’s Sporting Journal
This Country Just Made Catch and Release Fishing Illegal, Meateater
5 Toughest Big Game Animals to Bring Down, Wide Open Spaces

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

57% of Americans say masks should be required on airplanes and public transportation Pew Research
As telework continues for many U.S. workers, no sign of widespread ‘Zoom fatigue’, Pew Research
Sweden’s Covid Strategy Once Again Proven Correct, Real Clear Markets
5 Myths and Misconceptions About Coffee, Wired
How Often You Should Wash Your Sheets (And How to Get Them Really Clean), Wirecutter
Powerlifter Joe Sullivan Squats 230 Kilograms (507 Pounds) for 19 Reps, Continues Quest for 525 AMRAP, Breaking Muscle
Check Out Bodybuilder Chris Bumstead’s 5,000-Calorie Day of Eating Ahead of the 2022 Mr. Olympia, Breaking Muscle
Powerlifter Nicolaas Du Preez (125KG) Logs 1037.5-Kilogram (2,287.3-Pound) Total for New PR, Breaking Muscle
Everyone eats three extra cheeseburgers a day than they admit, study shows, Science Daily
Do compression garments facilitate muscle recovery after exercise?, Science Daily
Navigating Aches and Aging on the Best Trail-Running Route in the World, Outside
How Super Shoes Are Upending Running’s Sponsorship Model, Outside
Is Creatine Safe? | Healthline, Healthline
Michael Phelps: ‘My Depression and Anxiety Is Never Going to Just Disappear’, Healthline
Take Note, Men: New Male Contraceptives Are on the Way, Men’s Health
Supersets Might Not Be Superior for Gaining Mass After All, Men’s Journal
When Moral Reasoning Isn’t Just Rationalization, Psychology Today
Can Logging Off Social Media Improve Mental Health?, Psychology Today
A CDC expert answers questions on monkeypox, STAT
The Skinny Fat Solution, T-Nation
Testosterone: A Depression Treatment for Men?, T-Nation
6 Ways to Cause Knee Damage and Ruin Your Knees, WebMD


Elon Musk, Twitter and an epic case of buyer’s remorse, Economist
Why America’s clean-energy industry is stuck, Economist
More people are dying on U.S. roads, even as cars get safer. Here’s why it’s a tough problem to solve, CNBC
Better Birth Control Hasn’t Made Abortion Obsolete, 538
: Netflix lays off 150 workers as executives look to cut costs, Marketwatch
The wonder material graphene may have found its killer app, Economist
Meta freezes hiring for shopping team, Messenger Kids, and other products, The Verge
Concealed Carry Laws by State, Tactical Gun Life

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