Arete 6.24.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Top US general ‘shocked’ by report on AWOL guns, mulls fix, Air Force Times
Putin accuses US of orchestrating 2014 ‘coup’ in Ukraine, Al Jazerra
It’s official: Here’s how troops can file military medical malpractice claims, Air Force Times
Spain pardons Catalan leaders over independence bid, BBC
Chinese Misbehavior in the Indo-Pacific, Hudson Institute
Even generals must learn new skills in tech-dominated special operations future, Air Force Times
US Army fires autonomous launcher in Pacific-focused demo, Defense News
Where Russia Markets and Sells Advanced Conventional Weapons, RAND Corp
US military’s elite commando forces look to expand diversity, Air Force Times
Pentagon’s anti-extremism moves now part of a larger national strategy, Air Force Times
DoD should reinstate programs granting citizenship through service, Army veteran senator says, Military Times
US Army could soon have a high-power microwave to destroy small drone swarms, Defense News
In Historic Shift, Biden Aligns Allies on China, Foreign Policy
Russian actors had access to Dutch police computer network during MH17 probe, Intelnews.org
Taliban takes control of 30 districts in past six weeks, Long War Journal
Top US general in Africa: ‘Wildfire of terrorism’ on march here, Marine Corps Times
Putin reminds the world who saved the globe from Nazism, PravdaReport
Could France Support a U.S.-Led War in Eastern Europe?, RAND Corp
Air Force’s THOR Instantly Ends Enemy Drone Attack, Real Clear Defense
Death Without Deterrence, or Why Tripwire Forces Are Not Enough, War on the Rocks
How the Predator Revolutionized Warfare, San Diego Tribune-Union
Tactics in an Era of Great Power Competition, Modern War Institute
Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 21, 2021, Small Wars Journal
Cyber Risk Across the U.S. Nuclear Enterprise, Texas National Security Review
Air Force graduates first class of new ‘Special Reconnaissance’ commandos, Task & Purpose
Navy reading list becomes latest battle in the ‘woke military’ war, Task & Purpose
Biden struggles to detail post-withdrawal Afghanistan plans, The Hill
Elite Afghan troops were left to die in battle with Taliban because their backup was too scared, War is Boring
Defeat Is Possible, War on the Rocks

 

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

The UNC2529 Triple Double: A Trifecta Phishing Campaign, Fire Eye Threat Research
SAN DIEGO FIRE RESCUE STRUGGLES WITH RESPONSE TIMES, CLOSES SOME COVERAGE GAPS, Firefighter Close Calls
6 Idaho FFs treated for heat-related injuries after fire at vacant school, FireRescue1
$1.83M sexual harassment lawsuit by 5 Chicago paramedics advances, FireRescue1
Hero state trooper rescues five people from crashed fire crew helicopter, LE Today
Portland police to limit car searches, no longer pursue minor traffic infractions, Police One
Law enforcement firearms developer FN America releases new less lethal launcher, Police One
Georgia Officer Dragged to Death at Traffic Stop, Suspect Killed, Police Mag
Why Shooting to Wound Doesn’t Work for Law Enforcement Officers, Tactical Gun Life
37 Officers Murdered in First Five Months of 2021, FBI Director Says, Police Mag
WATCH: Chicago Felon Shoots 2 Officers in Violent Shootout With Police, Tactical Gun Life
Firefighters take advantage of sand dunes, Wildfire Today
Forest Service Chief calls for treating two to four times more hazardous fuels acres, Wildfire Today

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

7,000 troops died in the Post-9/11 wars. A staggering 30,000 died by suicide, Small Wars Journal
Once a bonanza for sponsors, the Olympics are becoming a drag, The Economist
Remote workers work longer, not more efficiently, The Economist
Zoom Nearly Broke My Body. Here’s How to Protect Yours, Gear Latest
A Six-Week Sled Training Program, Breaking Muscle
The Best Folding Bike, NY Times
Secretin hormone induces satiation by activating brown fat, Science Daily
Some Of The Best American Sprinters Are Blowing Up The Aging Curve, FiveThirtyEight
Watch These 2 Bodybuilders Take a 1960s-Inspired High School Gym Class, Men’s Health
Revisiting Sunscreen, Mark’s Daily Apple
They Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Outbreaks., NY Times
Sober-curious: Experimenting with Ditching Alcohol and Going Dry, Mark’s Daily Apple
Gluten-free Coffee Infused Hazelnut Pancakes Recipe: Paleo, Primal, and Perfect, Mark’s Daily Apple
Mark Wahlberg Works Out With Marines at First Fitness Studio to Open on Military Base, Men’s Journal
The Secrets of ‘Cognitive Super-Agers’, NY Times
Why Running Doesn’t Suck, Outside
You Can Teach Yourself to Suffer Better, Outside
How to Design the Ultimate Interval Workout, Outside
Marijuana Use Tied to Higher Odds for Thoughts of Suicide, WebMD
How ancient people fell in love with bread, beer and other carbs, Nature

 

Mountain

The Only 6 Jackets Your Gear Closet Needs, Outside
Park Service Begs the Unprepared to Stop Trying to Climb Denali, Adventure Journal
A Beginner’s Guide to Gear, A Beginners Guide to Gear
Check Out Patagonia’s ‘Untethered’ Minimalist Cooking and Sleeping Kit, Adventure Journal
Climber Annie Smith Peck Shocked the World—By Wearing Pants, Adventure Journal
1993: Picture on a Wall, Alpinist
Miranda in the Wild – Dehydrating your Own Backcountry Food, AAI
FREESKIER special: Cloud 9 is no longer the most exclusive spot in Colorado, Freeskier
Downhill MTB Racing From The Leogang UCI World Cup #Shorts, Red Bull
Can You Pick Up Big-Wave Surfing in Middle Age?, Outside
The Best Three-Season Sleeping Bags, According to Our Editor, Adventure Journal
Are Programable LED Wall Systems The Future of Indoor Climbing?, Unofficial Networks
A Water Lovers Bucket List, Outside
Learning to Drown – Trailer, Snowboard Magazine
Chantel Astorga solos Cassin Ridge on Denali and skis West Rib/Seattle Ramp, Planet Mountain
Climbing Mount Nothing, Outside
Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps, Planet Mountain
The Hardest Dirt Bike Race In The World: Erzbergrodeo | Red Bull Most Notorious, Red Bull
Another Denali Incident Leaves Climber in Critical Condition, The Adventure Blog
Trail Cam Captures Cougar Attack On Unsuspecting Elk Herd, Unofficial Networks
Moment in Climb, Arcteryx
TRAILER: New Film Chronicling Ski Legend Franz Klammer 1976 Winter Olympics, Unofficial Networks
Sowing Trust, Patagonia
How to Explore Alaska’s Inside Passage by Ferry, The Outbound Collective

 

Interesting

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Looks Like Trump’s, American Prospector
What Quitters Understand About the Job Market, The Atlantic
Would Nuking Filibuster Really Help Democrats?, Real Clear Politics
This Fort Carson soldier could be the next Miss America, Task & Purpose
China Hates Crypto: Message Received, The Diplomat
Automation helped kill up to 70% of the US’s middle-class jobs since 1980, study says, Bloomberg
Bitcoin is worth zero and there is no evidence that blockchain is a useful technology, Black Swan author Nassim Taleb says, Bloomberg
What is Google Scholar? How to use the academic database for research, Business Insider
Will America’s housing boom lead to another financial crisis?, The Economist
Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees in the Arctic Circle, Gizmodo
Conservation Project Goes Awry as Tasmanian Devils Start Killing Penguins, Gizmodo
Betelgeuse’s great dimming, The Economist
What It Means That Kickstarter Is Trying a 4-Day Workweek, The Atlantic
All the Ways Amazon Tracks You—and How to Stop It, Wired

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