Arete 6.17.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy

The Biden-Putin summit cheat sheet, AEI
NATO leaders declare China a global security challenge, Defense News
NATO says attack in space could trigger mutual defense clause, Defense News
Founder of Army tactical network team reflects on tenure, future of joint war fighting, Defense News
What Blockchain Tells Us about the Pentagon’s Innovation Struggles, Defense News
Peru’s New President Isn’t as Radical as He Looks, Foreign Policy
Is Europe Any Good at Soft Power?, Foreign Policy
Tom Tugendhat Is the British MP China Hates Most, Foreign Policy
Chinese state-linked cyber actor allegedly behind attack on global airline industry, Intelnews.org
Al Qaeda figure tied to kidnappings reported killed in Mali, Long War Journal
Senator, SECDEF go head-to-head on so-called ‘woke’ military, Marine Corps Times
Marine Raider ‘betrayed’ Green Beret, lied with SEALs to cover up his hazing death, prosecutors say, Marine Corps Times
Key GOP senator pushes for Biden to leave 1,000 troops behind in Afghanistan as a safety net, Military Times
NATO members set to say they won’t deploy land-based nukes in Europe, Military Times
Putin/Biden Summit: The world demands maturity, Pravda Report
Putin: When I leave, Russia will not collapse, Pravda Report
China’s Quest for Global Primacy, RAND Corp
Canceled in Combat: Get Ready for Smear War, Real Clear Defense
Lockheed Martin to Build Up to 139 F-35s This Year, Real Clear Defense
A Permanent Detachment of SOF in the American High North, Real Clear Defense
Pentagon Works to Move Troops to Countries Near Afghanistan, Real Clear Defense
Why a 2-star general who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his daughter still has a military pension, Task & Purpose
Erosion by Deference: Civilian Control and the Military in Policymaking, Texas National Security Review
The Truth About Tripwires: Why Small Force Deployments Do Not Deter Aggression, Texas National Security Review
Top general: US won’t support Afghan forces with airstrikes after withdrawal, The Hill
Pentagon announces $150M in security assistance to Ukraine, The Hill
‘Ghost Fleet’ of autonomous ships added to San Diego’s state-of-the-art Navy squadron, War is Boring
Taiwan: Middle Path or Muddled Strategy?, War is Boring
FN Wins M240 Contract, Recoil

 

Wildland Fire / First Responder / Homeland Security

FBI built fake phone company in global wiretapping operation of historic proportions, Intelnews.org
UNC2447 SOMBRAT and FIVEHANDS Ransomware: A Sophisticated Financial Threat, Fire Eye Threat Research
In Oregon, New Gun Violence Restraining Orders Appear to Be Used as Intended, Homeland Security Newswire
Early Wildfires Detection Systems Successfully Tested, Homeland Security Newswire
What Are “Ghost Guns,” a Target of Biden’s Anti-Crime Effort?, Homeland Security Newswire
Police: Ind. firefighter stabbed in the face by patient, Fire Rescue 1
‘A rapidly evolving, intensifying natural disaster’: Wash. heads into wildfire season with record number of early fires, Fire Rescue 1
Patterns of wildfire risk in the United States from systematic operational risk assessments: how risk is characterised by land managers, International Journal of Wildland Fire
Man Charged with Trying to Kill 5 Canadian Officers, Police Magazine
Baltimore Businesses Threaten to Withhold Taxes Over Crime, Police Response, Police Magazine
A brief look — wildland firefighter smoke exposure and risk of lung and cardiovascular disease, Wildfire Today
New evacuations ordered for Pack Creek Fire southeast of Moab, UT, Wildfire Today
Debunking the Biggest Myth About Wildfires, Adventure Journal

 

Mountain

Airstream Launches 4WD ‘Interstate 24X’ Sprinter Build for 2022, Gearjunkie
20 of the Best Adventure Quotes of All Time, Courtesy of Author Bill Bryson, Adventure Journal
Climber John Bachar Blew the Doors Clean Off the ’70s Yosemite Climbing Scene, Adventure Journal
Ryan Driscoll, Justin Guarino and Nick Aiello-Popeo Send The Medusa Face on Mt. Neacola, Alpinist
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 6/10/21, AAI
How to Avoid the Bonk!, AAI
Resort giants band together and commit to combat climate change, Freeskier
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort unveils wicked bike park expansion, Freeskier
The Disorder That Brought a Pro Climber Down to Earth, Outside
Big-Wave Surfer, Spearfisher, and Bow Hunter, Outside
Tschenglser Hochwand North Face skied in Ortler range by Florian Cappello, Roland Striker, Planet Mountain
Heavenly Trap on Baruntse, Márek Holeček reports about new route with Radoslav Groh, Planet Mountain
Journey from California to Hawaii Becomes a Nightmare for Kayaker, The Adventure Blog
The Six National Parks That Are Requiring Reservations This Summer, Unofficial Networks
Drone Ban @ California Beach After Mass Bird Egg Abandonment, Unofficial networks

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

5 Ways to Improve Your Reaction Time, Outside
What It Takes to Run a Fast Mile, Outside
An Intro to Daily Undulating Periodization, Breaking Muscle
Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems, Science Daily
Mastering Motivation Amidst Challenging Life Circumstances, Mark’s Daily Apple
Do Casomorphins from Cow’s Milk Contribute to Autism?Nutrtionfacts.org
The Day After a Bad Night’s Sleep, WebMD
How to Make Nut Butter at Home, Outside
The Best Low Back Strength Exercises, The Barbell Physio
Gun Suicides Are Rising Sharply Among American Youth, WebMD
Winners and Losers of the Work-From-Home Revolution, The Atlantic
The Health Benefits of Coffee, The Health Benefits of Coffee
Why We Sometimes Die When Trying To Avoid Risk, Manhattan Institute
World-first DNA test for resilience offered by SA life coach, Popular Mechanics

 

Interesting….

Mayflower AI sea drone readies maiden transatlantic voyage, Al Jazerra
Chinese youths have learned to love the Great Firewall, AEI
Horrific conditions at more pork farms, Norway News
Mass. fisherman OK after whale gulps him down, spits him out, Fire Rescue 1
My Mission to Find the Best Truck of All Time, Outside
Can You Split The States?, FiveThirtyEight
How Low Can America’s Birth Rate Go Before It’s A Problem?, FiveThirtyEight
Biden Plans to Restore Protections to Tongass National Forest in Alaska, NY Times
Google Search Activity Shows U.S. Consumers Finally Starting to Moderate, Bloomberg
Washington Prime Group, a mall owner with more than 100 shopping centers across the US, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Business Insider
Tech giants call on the SEC to require climate impact reports from companies, Endgadget
Soaring factory prices in China add to global inflation fears, The Economist
A backlash against gender ideology is starting in universities, The Economist
Most Americans Favor the Death Penalty Despite Concerns About Its Administration, Pew Research
A firm founded by Bill Gates bets on a novel nuclear reactor, The Economist
You Can’t Escape the Attention Economy, The Atlantic
The Myth of a Majority-Minority America, The Atlantic

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