Arete 7.15.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Enlisted airmen can earn up to $360,000 in retention bonuses in these fields, Air Force Times
5 best states for veterans to retire, Air Force Times
China military ‘drove away’ US warship in South China Sea, Al Jazerra
Israel’s Drone Swarm Over Gaza Should Worry Everyone, Defense One
German election officials exclude communists, anarchists from September vote,
Most of the commandos who killed Haiti’s president were Colombians, police says,
Pentagon services face unaffordable F-35 operations and sustainment costs by 2036, Janes
Why can’t the Navy keep its surface warfare officers?, Navy Times
USS Bonhomme Richard fire emails raise questions about criminal charges, Navy Times
Special Operations News Update – Monday, July 12, 2021, Small Wars Journal
The inside story behind the Pentagon’s ill-fated quest for a real-life ‘Iron Man’ suit, Task & Purpose
Haiti requests US security forces to guard infrastructure amid turmoil, The Hill
Another “Crisis” in Civil-Military Relations?, War on the Rocks
Can Europe Escape Gazprom’s Energy Stranglehold?, Homeland Security Newswire
What Xi Jinping’s Communist Party Valedictory Speech Can Tell Us About His Conception of China and Its Role in the World, RAND Corp
SOFWERX – SOF Small Arms Weapons Assessment Event Series, Soldier Systems

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Heat wave roasts West as wildfires explode in size, Axios
Half a Million Acres Are Already Ablaze in 2021 Wildfire Season, Edge
Wildfires Threaten California’s Power Grid, Homeland Security Newswire
A case study in ditching ‘Dirty Helmet Syndrome’ – and where we can still improve, FireRescue1
Effect of vented helmets on heat stress during wildland firefighter simulation, International Journal of Wildland Fire
ATF Agents, Chicago Officer Shot in Unmarked Vehicle, Police Mag
Ambush Assaults on Officers Rise in Criminally Emboldened Environment, Tactical Life Mag

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Tokyo 2020 Doesn’t Want Weightlifting Doping Headaches, Breaking Muscle
When taste and healthfulness compete, taste has a hidden advantage, Science Daily
The Southern diet – fried foods and sugary drinks – may raise risk of sudden cardiac death, Science Daily
The Key to Resilience? Open-Ended Workouts., Outside
How Mental Training Can Make You Physically Stronger, Outside
Genetic Basis for the Dominance of Israeli Long-Distance Runners of Ethiopian Origin, JSCR
The Outside Guide to Happiness, Outside
JJ Watt Calls Out Fake Weights on Social Media Workout Videos, Men’s Health
Don’t Buy What Wellness Influencers Are Selling, Outside
Contrast Training Gives You a Chance to Hone Strength and Power Together, Men’s Health
Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here’s Why Doctors Fail to Treat It., NY Times
No Evidence Muscle Relaxers Ease Low Back Pain, WebMD

Mountain / Outside Adventure

Tested: Pants You Can Pee In, Outside
First Attempt: Athlete Sets Off to Solo Kayak 2,000 km Around Iceland, ‘Against the Current’, GearJunkie
Vertx Expands Women’s Line, Recoil
Am I a Hypocrite for Driving to the Wilderness?, Outside
How This Surfer Nourishes His Mind and Body, Outside
As Lake Powell Dwindles, Wonders Unseen in Decades Begin to Open, Adventure Journal
The Weird, Wonderful Mystery of Squirt Boating, Adventure Journal
Climbing Rope Inspection and Retirement, AAI
Lightning Hazard in the Mountains, AAI
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 7/8/21, AAI
Wonder in the Wandering: Slowing Down to Speed Up, Osprey Packs
The Best Campground in Every State, Outside
New climb on Marmarole in the Dolomites by Stefan Glowacz, Philipp Hans,
Rescue Operation for a Stranded Kayaker Cost More Than $42k, The Adventure Blog
5 awesome alternatives to popular national parks, The Outbound Collective
Epic Pass Holder Skied 12.4 MILLION Vertical Feet This Past Winter, Unofficial Networks



Amazon Controls Virtually Everything You Watch, Real Clear Policy
Navy SEAL who shot Bin Laden in the face wants you to invest in this beer company, Task & Purpose
Kaitlyn Bristowe Asks Fans to Be Open-Minded About No Masturbation Challenge Bachelorette Episode, Men’s Health
Food for People Who Can’t Swallow Is the Ultimate Culinary Challenge, Bloomberg
By One Measure, Bitcoin Is One Of This Year’s Worst-Performing Asset Classes, Bloomberg
: Electric-car sales in China are expected to double this year, Marketwatch
Before ‘Shark Week’ and ‘Jaws,’ World War II taught Americans to fear shark attacks, Business Insider

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