Arete 6.16.22

Military

General disorder: Another four-star tries to cash in, Morning Defense
Putin’s Jedi mind trick in Ukraine, Strategy Bridge
Aviation Mistakes Piling up for the US Military, Defense One
Behind Enemy Lines, Scouts Help Ukrainians Execute Deadly Strikes, NY Times
Swedish, US troops drill on remilitarized Baltic Sea island, Army Times
US service member is possible suspect in Syria base blast, Army Times
Military couple profited from stolen weapons parts, optics and other gear, indictment says, Army Times
Norway ends contract for NH90 helicopters, wants full refund, Defense News
Spear unveils submarine-launched Ninox 103 drone, Defense News
The Russian invasion has clear implications for the US Army, Defense News
Defense Business Brief: Major weapon projects face delays; Trump Air Force One paint job ditched; Hints about next-gen fighter builder; and more., Defense One
Will Top Gun Sequel Attract Recruits?, Hudson Inst.
Brookings places retired Marine general on leave amid FBI probe, Marine Corps Times
Marines closing down Kuwait gear stockpile to focus on Pacific, Marine Corps Times
US intelligence: Ukrainian Armed Forces in catastrophic situation, Pravda Report
Three foreign mercenaries may plead pardon to avoid execution in DPR, Pravda Report
Kurdish Nationalism, Statehood, and its Gender Integrated Military, Small Wars Journal
How the Robot Sophia Raises Ethical Questions for AI-Enabled Warfare, Small Wars Journal
Why ‘Mad Max’-style technicals have become a staple of Ukraine’s fight against Russia, Task & Purpose
Three Navy commanders relieved of duty in the past week, Task & Purpose
Hollywood has spent $16 million training Chris Pratt for war, Task & Purpose
Navy helicopter crash marks the 5th military aviation mishap in less than 2 weeks, Task & Purpose
Army officer accused of multiple affairs and faking deployments recommended for separation, Task & Purpose
Source Outdoor Group Named Agency of Record for Edward Byers Master Chief Ret., Huntinglife.com
The US Army’s New Paratrooper Unit Will Challenge Russia in Polar Warfare, Popular Mechanics

National Security / Foreign Policy

Japan Resets on Defense, Real Clear Defense
India police crack down on protests against Prophet remarks, Al Jazerra
Should New Zealand Join in a Five Eyes Defense Industrial Base?, AEI
US is building ‘exclusive’ club to confront, contain China, Defense News
Cambodia hits back at Chinese base claims, Defense News
Inside the Universities Incubating the Foreign-Policy Elite, Foreign Policy
What Is Biden’s Policy in the Persian Gulf?, Foreign Policy
Sweden and Finland Will Help NATO Counter Russia in the Arctic, Hudson
The Paradoxes of Jihadism in Nigeria, Hudson Inst.
Renewing America’s Supply Chain Independence, Hudson, Inst.
‘Gray time’: Finland’s FM worries about slow NATO process, Morning Defense
Dmitry Medvedev goes on emotional rampage about the West, Pravda Report
Cambodia Has Little to Gain From Hosting a Chinese Military Presence, The Diplomat
All quiet on the Bessarabian front, VoxEurope
Russia claims ‘97% control’ of eastern Ukrainian province amid fierce battles, War is Boring
Western Leaders Ought to Take Escalation Over Ukraine Seriously, War on the Rocks
80 years after an unprecedented attack, Australia is having run-ins with another rival close to home, Business Insider
Sanctions On Russian Oil And Gas Didn’t Work, And Now We Know Why., Forbes
China Intercepts Aussie Jet in the ‘Most Dangerous and Aggressive’ Stunt in Over a Decade, Popular Mechanics

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Senators reach gun safety deal, Axios
Most members of white supremacist group arrested in Idaho live out of state, Axios
The Erosion of Border Control and Its Threat to National Sovereignty, Hudson Inst..
Extremist Planning Bioweapons Attacks to Start a Racial War in South Africa Convicted, Homeland Security Newswire
Policy Reversal: Denver (CO) Firefighters Being Cleared to Start IVs, FireFighter Nation
Hauppauge (NY) Firefighter, Former Chief, Dies in Water Rescue Drill, FireFighter Nation
Firefighters Rescue Worker in Leawood (KS) Trench Collapse , FireFighter Nation
Police, Firefighters Die by Suicide More Often Than in Line of Duty. Why Rates Remain High. FireFighter Nation
Ala. police kill ‘potential intruder’ who tried to grab SRO’s gun outside elementary school, Police1
New Ariz. law prevents HOAs from banning thin blue line flagsPolice1
Two Jersey Shore towns go to court to block pop-up parties, Police1
Deputy killed responding to domestic call; suspect arrested after manhunt, Police1
Fla. wildlife officer killed by wrong-way driver, police say, Police1
Cleveland cops must walk their beat each shift for an hour, mayor says, Police1
Why are we still using the Haines Index?, Wildfire Today
Senators ask Forest Service Chief about firefighter pay, fuels treatment, and firefighting aircraft, Wildfire Today
Report that Forest Service firefighting positions in California are just 65% to 70% filled, Wildfire Today
Chesa Boudin’s Recall Is Great for San Francisco— And All Crime-Plagued Cities, Like NYC, Manhattan Institute
To Fight Crime, Get Tough on Booze, Manhattan Institute
How San Francisco Became a Failed City, The Atlantic
Is This the End of the George Floyd Moment?, The Atlantic

Mountain / Outside

LOKI ICARUS CAMPER POD, Bless This Stuff
Room to Grow in the Sawtooths, Backcountry Ski Touring Blog
KAMMOK CROSSWING, Bless This Stuff
Outdoor Retailer Promises Some Great Gear for 2023. This is What We’re Most Excited About., Outside
The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2022, Outside
U.S. Sales Likely as Next-Gen VW Amarok Pickup Debuts Next Month, Gearjunkie
Annual ‘Utah’s Treasure Hunt’ Reveals First Clue to $20K Purse, GearJunkie
‘True Aloneness,’ Tour Divide Updates Rules, Forbids Personal Media, GearJunkie
A Reluctant Free Soloist Is Rescued on Her Lucky Day, Outside
E-Bikes on Shaky Ground in National Parks Pending Environmental Review, GearJunkie
The nCamp Wood Burning Camping Stove is a Backpacker’s Best Friend, WERD
Interior Department to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic on Federal Lands by 2032, Outside
Mount Everest Is More Accessible than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?, Outside
The Eerie Beauty of Nordic Skating, Adventure Journal
Melt Outs, Alpinist
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 6/9/22, AAI
An afternoon spin in the summer sun through the Unbound hills of Mammoth – Alex Hall and Owen Dahlberg, Freeskier
Natalia Grossman wins Brixen Boulder World Cup 2022, Planetmountain
Adrian Ballinger Makes First Ski Descent of Makalu, Adventure Blog
Kami Rita Sherpa Nabs Record 26th Summit of Everest, Adventure Blog
Return from That Other Place, Return from that Other Place
Documentary Film Finds Awe in “The Sanctity of Space”, The Manual
Adventure and Business with David Sacher, REI
 Flies Every Angler Should Learn, Meateater
Giant Cubera Snapper Could Break Spearfishing World Record, Meateater
Authorities Dispatch Moose After it Injures Pregnant Hiker, Meateater
The Fascinating Origins of Catch and Release Fishing, Wide Open Spaces
Google places an engineer on leave after claiming its AI is sentient, Engadget
Air starts to seep out of the bubbly Canadian property market, Economist

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

Apple Watch Adds Native Running Power & Triathlon Support: All New watchOS 9 Features Detailed, DC Rainmaker
Apple Now Makes the Best Running Watch, Gear Latest
Rhianon Lovelace Exceeds Axle Deadlift World Record With 240-Kilogram (528-Pound) Pull, Breaking Muscle
How to Do the Dumbbell Bench Press for a Bigger, Stronger Chest, Breaking Muscle
Your Watch Doesn’t Know How Much Recovery You Need, Outside
I’m nearly 60. Here’s what I’ve learned about growing old | Tim Dowling, Guardian
The Optimal Time of Day for Exercise Might be Different for Men and Women, Healthline
Does Varying Resistance Exercises Promote Superior Muscle Hypertrophy and Strength Gains? A Systematic Review, JSCR
20 Ways to Burn 1,000 Calories and Not Even Realize It, Men’s Journal
Report Reveals Sharp Rise in Transgender Young People in the U.S., NYT
Who Spends the Most Time Alone?, Psychology Today
Deadlift Form: The Dirty Secret No One Tells You, T-Nation
10 Best Exercises for Real Functional Fitness, T-Nation
I Quit Drinking and It Was a Gift to My Mind, Body, and Soul, Tiny Buddha
The Surprising Lesson I Learned About Why People Leave Us, Tiny Buddha
How to Crew Ultra Runners: A Complete Guide for Crew Members, Training Peaks
Learn to Make These Top 3 Easy Survival Breads, OutdoorHub
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Learning to drum can help children with behavioural problems, Economist
Real age versus biological age: the startups revealing how old we really are, Guardian

Interesting

Why Do the Kids of Immigrants Move up the Economic Ladder?, AEI
Get Ready for $150 a Barrel Oil Soon, Foreign Policy
Mike Pence Is an American Hero, The Atlantic
Gun Barons: The Weapons That Transformed America and the Men Who Invented Them, Werd
Intense Footage Shows Two Bears Falling Off A Cliff In Wild Fight (Video), Unofficial Network
Everything We Know About the Peaky Blinders Movie, Men’s Health
House Cat Uses Up Multiple Lives Escaping Urban Coyote on Texas Porch, Wide Open Spaces
How supply-chain turmoil is remaking the car industry, Economist
Meta, Google, and Twitter are set to face huge fines if they don’t tackle deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms, Business Insider
Adobe Photoshop On the Web Will be Free to Everyone, Gizmodo
Senator Presses Amazon to Disclose Just How Creepy Ring Cameras Can Be, Gizmodo
Conventional Wisdom Proven 100 Percent Wrong: Yellow Cars Depreciate the Least, Jalopnik
Here’s Your First Look at the Supercharged V8-Powered Ford F-150 Raptor R, Jalopnik
Can Rising Mortgage Rates Bring Housing Correction?, InvestorPlace
John Oliver exposes how Google and Amazon stifle competition, The Verge

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