Arete 6.1.24

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

Israeli spy chief ‘threatened’ ICC prosecutor over war crimes case: Report, Al Jazeera Air Force General Charged with Sexual Crimes Has Retirement Request Denied by Service Secretary, Slovenia’s ‘moral duty’: What’s behind its push to recognise Palestine?, Al Jazeera Soldier Who Was Inspector General Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Faces Sexual Assault, Harassment Charges, Pentagon Says No Food Aid Moved Through Gaza Pier Has Made It to Palestinians, Why NATO matters, Atlantic Council Massa in Forbes on Russia potentially stationing a nuclear ASAT in space, Atlantic Council SpaceX launches first batch of new spy satellites for NRO, Defense One Army brass opposes drone branch, Defense One Why Political Assassinations Often Succeed, Foreign Policy Olympus Has Fallen: America’s decline as a superpower, and what that means for Israel, Remembering a Death in Battle, Real Clear Defense Felony Convictions of 5 Retired Officers Dismissed in Fat Leonard Case, Real Clear Defense Calls Mount to Let Ukraine Strike Russia With Western Weapons, NY Times Putin knows how to respond if Ukraine strikes Russia with Western weapons, Pravda Report NATO countries are small states with dense population – Putin, Pravda Report The Atlanticists Want America To Keep Its Dependent Child–Europe, Real Clear Defense
What Ukraine Hawks Miss About the War, The American Conservative
Why the Military Relies on Tiltrotors, Defense Opinion
Families Sue Contractors for Deadly Marine Osprey Crash,
Army special operations officer under investigation after shooting, Task & Purpose
Air Force general will jump from one to three stars to lead air commandos, Task & Purpose
Court Extends Navalny Lawyers’ Pre-Trial Detention for ‘Extremism’, Moscow Times
Ukraine is on ‘irreversible path’ to join NATO says alliance, UK Defense Journal
Britain’s Strange Defeat: The 1941 Fall of Crete and Its Lessons for Taiwan, WOTR
New sea trials for Russian Navy Lada class submarine Velikiye Luki, World Defense News
Today’s Generals and Admirals, Children of a Lesser God, Real Clear Defense
China Ends War Games, Taiwan Details Warplane, Warship Surge, Reuters

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

ShotSpotter Improves Detection and Response to Gunfire, but Doesn’t Reduce Crime, Research Finds, Homeland Security Newswire
Exploring confirmation bias in policing, American Police Beat Magazine
Politics and the law enforcement organization, APBM
Police academy training: Time for reform, APBM
Burned-Out Firefighters Sue CA City for Alleged Retaliation Over OT Complaints, Fire Engineering
WI Firefighters Rescue Woman, Three Pets from Fire, Fire Engineering
Near Miss: PA Firefighters Narrowly Avoid Collapse, Fire Engineering
LA County Sued by Lifeguard Captain Over Progress Pride Flag, Fire Law Blog
EMS Crew in Trouble Over Callous Treatment of Patient, Fire Law Blog
Crop duster drops water on La. restaurant fire, FireRescue1
Investigation finds skipped inspections, maintenance in fatal L.A. County shooting range fire, FireRescue1
Teens swarm, attempt to carjack California sheriff’s deputy during illegal street takeover, LEO Affairs
Suspect lunged at officer with knife as his description was being broadcast over police radios, LEO Affairs
Man convicted of murder in 2022 death of Wash. officer shot by deputy, Police1
BC Wildfire Service looks back at tragic, historic 2023 fire season, Wildfire Today
Mountain / Outside

NIKE PEGASUS TRAIL 5, Bless This Stuff
24/25 Icelantic Nomad 112, Blister
Our 1st Annual Blister Film Awards (Ep.13), Blister
Your Bike Tires Are Too Skinny. Riding on Fat, Supple Tires Is Just Better, GearLatest
Rugged, Refined, and Recraftable: Danner Mountain 600 EVO Hiking Boots Review, GearJunkie
Why Is this Group of Skiers is the Most Likely to Have a Fatal Accident?, Outside
Good and Bad of an Experimental Touring Shell from Norrona, BC Ski Blog
We Tested 850 Pieces of Summer Gear. These 14 Are the Best., Outside
Overland Expo West 2024 Best in Show: Top Products, GearJunkie
Enter the ‘Flow State’: Heli MTB Trips on World’s Longest Rideable Granite Slabs, GearJunkie
15 Climbing Festivals You Need to Attend This Year, Climbing
Alex Honnold Smashes Yosemite Solo Speed Record, Gripped
New Upside-Down V14 from Shawn Raboutou, Gripped
Climber dies after falling during solo attempt of North America’s tallest peak, The Guardian
Summer Work in a Mountain Town: Dreamy. The Rent: Not So Much., Outside
Why Are We So Annoyed by Remote Workers in Sprinter Vans?, Outside
Ski Resorts Reporting 40+ Inches of New Snow in South America, Powder
Winter ’23/’24 Ski Season Was Fifth Busiest on Record, Powder
Bodies of American Climber Anna Gutu and Her Nepalese Sherpa Retrieved from Shishapangma, Tibet, Snowbrains
Bear Attack in Grand Teton National Park Leaves Man Hospitalized, Marks First of the Season, TGR
Climbing, Business, and Chasing Big Dreams with Sasha DiGiulian, REI
“Drop Knee” Neck Tattoo Is Tele Skiing Commitment Level 11, Unofficial Networks
Grizzly Bear Attack Survivor Provides Raw First Hand Account of Ordeal, Unofficial Networks
Pipeline Lifeguard Rips Into Surfers For Questioning His Orders (Video), Unofficial Networks
Congress Considers National Ban on Hunting Contests, Meateater

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

This is the best thickness for steak, The Manual
The Best Stain Removers, Wirecutter
How a ‘Zone 2’ Day Can Help Workout Recovery and Preparation for Intense
How My Garmin Endurance Score Skyrocketed In One Boring Ride,DCRainmaker
Hims & Hers Selling GLP-1 Weight Loss Drugs Like Wegovy for 85% Less: What to Know,Healthline
Why You Need to Rethink Running Slow,Men’sHealth
New Study Shows Ketogenic Diet May Improve Your Mental Health,Muscle& Fitness
Does Marijuana Affect Weight Gain or Bone Density?,
High-Potency Cannabis Linked to Psychosis Risk,Epoch
Never Ever Knees Over Toes? Not Quite.,Triathlete

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