Arete 6.15.24

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

Military Services Approving Roughly 3% of Malpractice Claims from Service Members,
Navy Awards Austal $516 Million To Finish First New T-AGOS 25 Ocean Surveillance Ship, Defense Daily
China’s latest aircraft carrier is much more than a big ship, Defense One
A Putin summer surprise for NATO? Worries are growing., Atlantic Council
DIU Seeks Info On Nuclear Microreactor Ideas To Provide Power At Army Bases By 2030, Defense One
As new ICBMs’ cost soars, a few lawmakers are trying to rein it in, Defense One
The Party That Could Shake Up German Politics, Foreign Policy
China’s overseas bases aren’t a big threat, yet: RAND, Defense One
Allman Takes Reins as First Navy SEAL Commandant at Naval Academy,
Why Is Putin Removing Border Markers?, Real Clear Defense
Al Qaeda leader calls foreign fighters to Afghanistan, Long War Journal
Navy Relieved 12 Commanders in 6 Months — Including 3 Firings that Were Never Publicly Announced,
Video of alleged Israeli execution-style killings in Gaza, Al Jazeera
A New Cold War Needs Its Own Rules, Foriegn Policy
France arrests Russian-Ukrainian dual national with fake passports following explosion, intel
China accuses married couple of spying for Britain’s MI6, intel
US warns Israel: ‘Limited war’ in Lebanon could push Iran to intervene,
The other border crisis Biden needs to worry about, Morning Defense
China Is ‘Aggressively Recruiting’ Pilots from the US and NATO Countries, Intelligence Agencies Warn,
America’s Israel Policy Is Stuck in the 1990s, Foreign Policy
The End of American Exceptionalism in the High North, Foreign Policy

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

Mountain / Outside

Apple’s New WatchOS 11: Training Load, Turn-by-Turn Trail Routes, and More!, DC Rainmaker
Performance Trail Running Sandals? Teva Aventrail First Look Review, GearJunkie
Trainers & Rescuers: Meet DOD’s Main Mountaineering School Experts, SoldierSystems
Our Favorite New Off-Road Gear from Overland Expo West 2024, Outside
The Best Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts on the Market, Outside
Sun-Protective Clothing Is a Reliable UV-Blocker. Here Are Some Options We Love., Wirecutter
Climbing Sends and Skiing Starts, Outside
Welcome to Ultimate Mountain Athlete, Outside
Ski Areas Are Not Immune to Lawsuits, Says Colorado Supreme Court, Outside
A New Study Finds Crowds at National Parks May Be Due to Social Media, Outside
Always Alive | Official Trailer, Black Diamond
How “Ego, Innuendos, and Lies” Almost Led to the Removal of a Beloved Community Climbing Wall, Climbing
This Unassuming Village Produces Some of the World’s Strongest Mountaineers, Climbing
A Climber’s Guide to Skin Care: Dealing With Sweat, Tape, Splits, and More, Climbing
Metolius Just Made the Gear Innovation of the Year, Climbing
Arc’teryx Gamma Lighweight Jacket Review 2024, Climbing Gear Reviews
This Rope is More Cut-Resistant Than Most, Gripped
Alpinists Going for New Himalayan Route, Gripped
Do You Top Rope Solo? Then You Need This New Piece of Kit, Gripped
Chris Sharma’s Famous 5.15 Dynos Repeated, Gripped
Our Favorite Small-Wave, Alternative, and High-Performance Surfboards, Outside
Shop Talk: What’s Up With Aftermarket Footbeds?, Powder
Summer Skiing: 2024 Scandinavian Team Battle, TGR
Garhwal Snowstorm Kills Nine Trekkers, Outdoor Journal
Venezuela First Country in World to Lose All Glaciers, Outdoor Journal
Developing Climbing Skills Beyond Drills, Training Beta
Biker Has A Tense Encounter With A Grizzly (Video), Unofficial Networks
Performance at Altitude, Uphill Athlete
Hunting on a Budget: 7 Tips for Cost-Effective Gear and Trips, Outdoorhub
California Confirms First Documented Fatal Black Bear Attack, Meateater
How To Eat For A 47.5 Mile Hike, Western Hunter

Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Intermittent Fasting with Protein Pacing More Effective for Weight Loss, Healthline
Contraceptive Gel Shows Promise as New Form of Male Birth Control, Healthline
Jeremy Potvin Demonstrates Blood Flow Restriction Training,Muscle & Fitness
3 Ways Mobility Training Leads To Better Athletic Performance, Muscle & Fitness
What we get wrong about time, Nerd Fitness
The Big Problem with Self-Care, Nerd Fitness
5 fitness beliefs I’ve changed my mind on:, Nerd Fitness
Children’s Cereals: Candy for Breakfast? ,
How Much Added Sugar Is Okay? ,
Montana’s Suicide Rate Is Highest in the U.S., With Most Involving Guns, NY Times
Our Covid Response Looks Worse With Every Passing Year, RealClearHealth
We Unlocked the Secret to Beating Obesity, RealClearHealth
Beth McKenzie on Elite Trail Running and the Elephant in the Room,
How to Structure Your Training for a Long Event,
All About Burpees: Variations, Scaling & More, Training Peaks
Roundup: Three High-Cushion “Long Run” Trail Running Shoes for Triathletes, Triathlete

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