Arete 6.29.24

Military, National Defense, Foreign Policy

2-Star Air Force General Pleads Guilty to Unprofessional Relationship, Adultery as Sexual Assault Trial Begins,
Number of Air Force Osprey Pilots and Aircrew Under Review Amid Mechanical Issues, Flight Restriction,
Chinese probe returns from far side of the moon, Al Jazeera
Texas Congressman Won’t Stop Wearing Combat Infantryman Badge that Was Revoked,
Putin just reminded the world why Russia must lose, Atlantic Council
Sweden’s NATO accession: A twenty-month square dance, Atlantic Council
Navy Seeks Industry Info On Long Endurance Small Unmanned Surface Vessels For Special Warfare, Defense Daily
Senate advances 2% raise for defense civilians, 4.5% for military, Defense One
NATO’s Article 5 isn’t as ironclad as many think, Defense One
China Tests U.S. Red Lines With Attacks on Philippine Vessels, Foreign Policy
Iran-affiliated cell reportedly found storing explosives in Jordan’s capital, Long War Journal
Sailors Who Fail 2 Consecutive Fitness Tests Will No Longer Face the End of Their Career, Navy Says,
Massive Military Construction Dollars May Flow into Hawaii,
A New Era of Leadership: Special Operators in Government, Real Clear Defense
Where the Navy’s 11 Aircraft Carriers Are Now, Real Clear Defense
10th Special Forces Group Takes First As Best Combat Divers Across Special Operations Forces, Soldier Systems
China has become a scientific superpower, Economist
Canada is America’s Least Helpful Ally, Real Clear Defense
The Baltic (R)evolution in Military Affairs, Real Clear Defense
High Noon at Second Thomas Shoal, Homeland Security Newswire
No More Sanctuary: NATO Must Prepare for War at Home, RAND
A Bridge for Ukraine into NATO, RAND
Can America Live with a Nuclear North Korea?, RAND

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

Mountain / Outside

Adrian Ballinger on Everest, Ethics, & Unexplored Places (Ep.313), Blister
Rad Course, Awesome Gear, Incredible People: Big Sky Total Archery Challenge 2024, GearJunkie
Satellite Texting Is Coming to the iPhone. Do I Still Need My inReach?, Outside
Après Shoes, Apres Shoes
TGR Tested: Onewheel GT S-Series, TGR
Execution Volume 3: The Path to Being The Best Climber You Can Be, Climb Strong
California Has a New 5.13c Big Wall—It Tops Out at 14,000 Feet, Climbing
Coach Reviews: Why Steve Bechtel’s Training Team Blew Us Away, Climbing
15 Things That Shock Ski Patrollers About the Job—and Their Clientele, Outside
This $10 ‘Carbage Can’ Made My Car Less Disgusting, Wirecutter
Why The Freeride World Tour Doesn’t Have More North American Stops, Powder
Kai Jones is Back After Breaking Both Legs, Announces New Movie, Powder
Anak Verhoeven on Sending 5.15b—Twice!, Climbing
Sasha DiGiulian Gets Surprisingly Candid About Career in New HBO Film, Climbing
NOAA Winter 2024/25 Early Forecast: La Niña Returns and What That Means For Next Winter’s Ski Season, Snowbrains
U.S. Moves to Ban DJI Camera Products, Snowbrains
How Do Pro Skiers Make Money?, Powder
The Snow League from Shaun White Looks to Unite Halfpipe Freeskiing and Snowboarding, Freeskier
9 Mile Cigarette is a 5.13 Trad Climb in the USA, Gripped
Teammates Forced to Become Rivals in Men’s Olympic Qualifier Series Final, Gripped
The Life of a Ski Engineer + 24/25 LINE & K2 Skis (Ep.302), Blister
Hiker Survives 10 Days in California Wilderness With Only Flashlight and Scissors, Snowbrains
Editors’ Top Gear Picks From Outdoor Retailer 2024, GearJunkie
Tamayo Perry, Legendary Surfer & ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Actor, Dies in Oahu Shark Attack, GearJunkie
Mormon Crickets, Mormon Crickets
U.S. Olympic Shooting Team: Paris 2024,
How the ATF Slashed Suppressor Approval Time by 5000%, Meateater
First Lite FlashStorm Jacket Review, Western Hunter
Our 3 Favorite Camp Shoes, Western Hunter
Skier Falls Thousands Of Feet To Certain Doom, Miraculously Survives, Wide Open Spaces

How to Access the Elusive “Fourth Dimension” of Endurance, Outside
Are SunChips Actually Healthy? A Recovering Junk-Food Enthusiast Investigates., Outside
One Cyclist’s Obsession with Riding the Same Climb Over and Over Again, Outside
Is the Four-Minute Mile The Key to Longevity?, Outside
The Best Personal Lubricants, Wirecutter
The More You Cycle, the More You Decrease the Risk of Knee Arthritis, Outside
There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Post-Workout Protein, Outside
Is it Just a Cough or Allergies? How to Tell and What to Do About It, Men’s Health
What Should We Eat? ,
How Helpful Is Walking for Lower Back Pain?, NY Times
How Your Body and Mind Change in Midlife, NY Times
Banning Flavored Tobacco Products Doesn’t Work, Real Clear Health
Determining Recovery Protocols for Training with Coach John Wakefield, Training Peaks
What Should We Drink?,
The Best Instant Coffees (2024): Tested and Reviewed, Wired

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