Arete 7.22.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Special Operations News Update – Monday, July 19, 2021, Small Wars Journal
Israel will ‘act aggressively’ over Ben & Jerry’s ban, PM says, Al Jazerra
US-China: Maybe breaking up is not so hard after all, AAI
Polish Defence Ministry confirms plan to buy M1 Abrams tanks, Defense News
Tanks are here to stay: What the Army’s future armored fleet will look like, Defense News
An assassination in Haiti shows how Colombia’s war machine has gone global,
US military must avoid a ‘Kasserine Pass’ failure for space power, Defense News
What Is Happening to Our Apolitical Military?, Defense One
Clarity on Afghanistan, Confusion on Iraq, Defense One
Biden Goes After China’s Cyber Attackers, Defense One
What the Afghanistan Withdrawal Means for Georgia’s NATO Dreams, Defense One
America’s Collapsing Meritocracy Is a Recipe for Revolt, Foreign Policy
El Salvador’s President Is Pioneering Hustle Bro Populism, Foreign Policy
Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany, The Guardian
Is COVID China’s Chernobyl?, Hudson Institute
Two dozen US diplomats in Vienna show signs of ‘Havana syndrome’, report claims,
Cryptocurrency intended for Hamas seized by Israel, Long War Journal
Marines are testing drones that fly from grenade launchers, Marine Corps Times
Top generals planned to resign en masse if Trump refused to leave office: reports, Military Times
First female sailor completes Navy special warfare training, Navy Times
As new NATO command becomes fully operational, top US military officer issues warning over ‘great power war’, Navy Times
Russia successfully test-fires S-500 Prometheus missile system, Pravda Report
Germany and the United States will never be friends again, Pravda Report
China’s Drive for Power and Influence Around the World, RAND
Would China Really Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier?, Real Clear Defense
China’s Massive Strategic Nuclear Capability, Real Clear Defense
A wade through the swamp of Europe’s conspiracy culture, VoxEurop
New Air Force recruiting pitch: It doesn’t matter what you look like, just that you can kick enemy ass, Task & Purpose
South Africa plans to deploy 25,000 troops after days of violence, War is Boring
China Spy Agency Using Contract Hackers to Extort, Destabilize Western Companies, Homeland Security Newswire
China’s “dreamchild” is stealthily winning the battery race, The Economist

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Firefighting resources pushed to the limit as dozens of wildfires burn across U.S. and Canada, Axios
Record 430 migrants cross English Channel in single day, BBC
Strong Gun Sales to Blame for 2020’s Violence? Real Clear Policy
Can the Destructive Bootleg Fire Teach Us to Prevent Wildfires Before They Start? Homeland Security Newswire
New Material Could Mean Lightweight Armor, Protective Coatings, Homeland Security Newswire
Mont. FF in serious condition after being overrun by wildfire flames, FireRescue1
Ore. McDonald’s refuses to serve fire crew after 15-hour shift, FireRescue1
Oh, my aching knees: Exercises to prevent firefighter knee pain, FireRescue1
Medic dead after EMTs, FF targeted in Ariz. shooting, FireRescue1
Tucson fire chief: Attack on first responders ‘a lot to unpack’, Police1
TX SWAT Commander Killed, 4 Officers Wounded at Standoff, Police Mag
Iron Horse Sentry 12 Enters the Wild, Recoil
Bomb squad miscalculation led to LA fireworks blast, chief says, Police1
NYPD Officers Sue Over Attacks During Brooklyn Bridge Protest, Police Mag
NYPD Officer Saves Stabbing Victim Using Potato Chip Bag and Tape, Police Mag
Chicago Police announces new team to get illegal guns off the street, Police1


Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Swamp Coolers Are a Cheap AC Alternative for Dry Climates. Here’s What to Know Before You Buy, Wirecutter
The Most Painful Record in Sports, Outside
Elite Athletes Don’t Sleep As Much As You Think, Outside
Championing chrononutrition with protein, the morning elixir for muscle growth, Science Daily
How To Watch Skateboarding Like An Olympic Judge, FiveThirtyEight
Hip Hop Star Method Man is the Real Deal in the Gym, Breaking Muscle
How This 72-Year-Old Bodybuilder Maintains the Physique of a Man Half His Age, Men’s Health
How Hot Is Too Hot to Run? Outside
4 Reasons to Ditch the App and Begin a Personalized Fitness Plan, Breaking Muscle
Eating whole grains linked to smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, Science Daily
Could ketogenic diet be helpful with brain cancer?, Science Daily
How An Armless Archer Trains His Brain To Win Olympic Medals, FiveThirtyEight
What to Know About Intermittent Fasting and Your Workouts, Men’s Health
Coffee Won’t Upset Your Heartbeat. It Might Even Calm It, WebMD
An Olympic Weightlifter Explains Why He Never Bench Presses, Men’s Health
The Incredible Benefits of Barefoot Workouts, Mark’s Daily Apple
Living near woodlands is good for children and young people’s mental health, Science Daily
Depression Traps: Social Withdrawal, Rumination, and More, WebMD


Mountain / Outside Adventure

A Closer Look at the PR Feud Between Liberty Oilfield and The North Face, Outside
A Creative Hack for Storing Your Ski and Snowboard Gear, Outside
5 Most Important Autoloading Rifles, Wide Open Spaces
Picking a Hunting Spot, Western Hunter
Giant Bull Up Close!! Bow Hunting Elk on Public Land in 4K, Eastmans
La Sportiva Theory, La Sportiva
How to Not Get Your Gear Stolen, Outside
Watch: An ode to Mike Wiegele, the father of heli skiing, FreeskierMotherload—The Trials and the Stoke of Single Parent Adventuring, Adventure Journal
Nejc Zaplotnik, Mountain Poet, Alpinist
Uncharted Territory, Uncharted Territory
Ford Transit Adventure Van: GearJunkie’s Ultimate Custom Build, GearJunkie
Outside acquires Pinkbike, CyclingTips, and Trailforks, Outside
NEWS: IFSC Lead World Cups Chamonix and Briançon 2021 – ReportI Bought My ‘Dream’ Tacoma and Hated It: Here’s How I Fixed It, GearJunkie
New-Look Dodge Ram ‘BackCountry Edition’ Adds Off-Road Muscle to 2022 Pickup Truck, GearJunkie
Hardrock 100 Sees Fresh Course Records, and 5 More Stories to Start Your Week, GearJunkie
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 7/15/21, AAI
The Hardrock 100 Just Changed Its Controversial Lottery System, Outside
Being Waterproof Isn’t Everything – Jack Wolfskin Gossamer 2 Review, Outdoor Gear Review
Huge Marlin Drags Kayak Angler 15 Miles Out to Sea in Grueling Six-Hour Battle, Wide Open Spaces
More brands flocking to Boulder as outdoor business booms, Outside
Archer Sets Off to See How Many Shots it Takes for an Intentional “Robinhood”, Wide Open Spaces
Outdoor brand Klymit acquired by MacNeill Pride Group, Outside
Smith files joint lawsuit against Burton over helmet technology patent infringement, Outside
The Hidden Mutual Aid Network of Hiker Boxes, Outside
Sea to Summit Brings to India State of the Art Gear for Self-Supported Adventures, Outdoor Journal
Is Kanoa Igarashi the LeBron of Surfing?, Outside
No More Game Cameras in AZ!, Eastmans
How Alex Honnold Conquered Fear & Achieved Mastery, AAi
A Magical Realm of Crabs and Chickens, Outside
Running the Isle, Patagonia



High Hurdles for Commonsense Cannabis Reform, Real Clear Policy
How much money influencers make using affiliate marketing programs, Business Insider
Food prices could spike by 14% before October, a supermarket chain owner says. It’s already forcing restaurants to push up their prices., Business Insider

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