Arete 7.29.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Need a break? Air Force offers 2 months of extra leave valid for three years, Air Force Times
Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets, Air Force Times
Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border: Pakistan army, Al Jazerra
Gunmen on motorbikes raid Niger village, kill 14, Al Jazerra
Biden: U.S. combat mission in Iraq will be completed ‘by the end of the year’, Axios
Turkey delivers first armed drone to Ukrainian Navy, much to Russia’s ire, Defense News
The US Army’s new iron triangle: The coming budget crunch and its implications for modernization, Defense News
Most of the Royal Navy’s destroyers are unavailable for deployment, Defense News
‘It Failed Miserably’: After Wargaming Loss, Joint Chiefs Are Overhauling How the US Military Will Fight, Defense One
New Zealand reassesses defence investment priorities, Janes
Nanotech-built armor could replace Kevlar, steel for soldier protection, Marine Corps Times
Pentagon adding new China and tech chiefs, Military Times
U.S. Coast Guard Academy permanently relieves former command master chief, Navy Times
Russian icebreakers to be built in Turkey now, Pravda Report
Sukhoi new fighter jet checkmates USA’s F-35 and China’s FC-31, Pravda Report
China’s Quest for Global Primacy, RAND
Why the U.S. Military Might Not Win a War Against China, Real Clear Defense
The Navy’s Debauchery Problem, Real Clear Defense
The Conservative Case for Cyberbullying Generals, Real Clear Policy
What we know about the Army Ranger accused of a brutal murder in Washington, Task & Purpose
Marine Corps boots lieutenant allegedly tied to white supremacists, Task & Purpose
State of the 75th Ranger Regiment, Soldier Systems

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Extreme drought pushes 2 major U.S. lakes to historic lows, Axios
Easy access to guns makes domestic terror attacks harder to stop, NSC official says, Morning Defense
Massive California Blaze Triggers Lightning Fears, Homeland Security Newswire
Deterring Terrorist Attacks in Sports Megaevents, Homeland Security Newswire
FREETOWN, MA FIRE CHIEF FIGHTS FIRE ALONE WHILE WAITING ON MUTUAL AID DUE TO AMBULANCE CALLS, Firefighter Close Calls
NYC to mandate vaccines or weekly testing for FFs in September, FireRescue1
Texas firefighter accidentally asphyxiated in window, Mexican authorities conclude, FireRescue1
Full bodycam video released after claims that Wis. cop planted evidence, Police 1
Austin-Area DA Apologizes to Officer, Drops Charges of Excessive Force, Police Mag
Oh Good, Now There’s an Outbreak of Wildfire Thunderclouds, Wired
Seattle Report Says Officers Could Have Defused Violence by Siding with Protesters, Police Mag
TX Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 3, Then Gets Stoned to Death, Police Mag
In case you missed the Congressman calling firefighters “unskilled labor”, Wildfire Today
Quick summary of wildfires in Washington and Oregon, Wildfire Today
Engine crew injured in burnover in Montana, Wildfire Today
Megafire hits California, GoHunt
WATCH: Officers Pull Man From Burning Truck Moments Before It Explodes, Tactical Gun Life

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Delta Variant Upends World’s Pandemic Response | What We’ve Learned from COVID-19 | Australia: The Cost of Zero Covid, Homeland Security Newswire
Exposure to light with less blue before sleep is better for energy metabolism, Science Daily
Olympic Athletes Come With Olympic-Sized (but Healthy) Diets, WebMD
Should You Be Drinking Protein Coffee? Outside
8 Stretches to Relieve Your Back Pain, Men’s Health
Watch Strongman Brian Shaw Deadlift a Convertible Chevy Camaro for 10 Reps, Men’s Health
Fasting for Weight Loss Infographic, Nutrition Facts.org
Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll, WebMD
CDC Monitors Potential Monkeypox Exposure in U.S., WebMD
This Is How an Elite Marathoner Compares With an Amateur on Strava, Men’s Health
Two Simple Rules for Progressing at Anything, Outside
Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study, WebMD
States With the Best (and Worst) Vaccination Rates in the U.S., Gizmodo
Time For The End Of The Teen Gymnast, FiveThirtyEight

 

Mountain / Outside Adventure

American Carissa Moore wins first-ever women’s Olympic gold in surfing, Axios
Rick Allen perishes on K2, Planet Mountain
Why Is Everyone Going to Iceland? Foreign Policy
Coasties prevent ‘Revenant’ sequel, rescue man stalked for days by grizzly bear, Navy Times
Washington State collars first female grizzly in 40 years, GoHunt
These Are the Only Proven Mosquito Repellents, Outside
Do Kids Need E-Mountain Bikes?, Outside
Olympic Mountain Biking: How It Works, Who to Watch in MTB at Tokyo, GearJunkie
‘Out on a Wire’ Grunge Documentary Follows Unsanctioned, Underground 300-Mile Foot Race, GearJunkie
Bikepackers Find Peace, Purpose Post-Pandemic in ‘Second Wind’ Film, GearJunkie
‘The Trouble With Bike Apparel’ Short Film Eyes Apparel Industry’s Shortcomings, GearJunkie
The PCT, and a Life and Body Changed, in 4 Minutes, Outside
The Coolest Prof on Campus is Luddite Backpack Builder John Campbell, Adventure Journal
Canada opens its border to Americans on August 9, Freeskier
What happens when an oil company publicly accuses The North Face of hypocrisy, Adventure Journal
Olympic Ski Mountaineering Set for 2026 Italian Debut, GearJunkie
Is there such a thing as a bad hunt?, GoHunt
The Best Swim Goggles for Adults and Kids, Wirecutter
Arc’teryx Introduces Socks, Soldier Systems
Skiing 5 PNW Volcanoes in 5 Days — Scott Rinckenberger Q&A, Backcountry Ski Blog
Timothy Olson (Probably) Just Nabbed the FKT on the PCT, Outside
Yes, Hiking Trails Are More Crowded than Ever, Outside
Ely, Nevada: the New Mountain-Bike Boomtown, Outside
Will Gadd: Act Like a Pro, Outdoor Journal
French High Alpine Marathon Takes You Through Glaciers…The Race of Giants, Unofficial Networks
The Trouble With Bike (and All Outdoor) Apparel, Adventure Journal
Vail Resorts bumps up its wages, Outside Business
A History of Competition Climbing, AAI
Oregon To Outlaw Hunting? Why Your Right To Hunt Matters!, Eastmans
Behind the unique partnership between Mystery Ranch and Sea to Summit, Outside Business
The Preference Point Dilemma, Eastmans

Interesting

Should Big Tech be taxed to fill the broadband gap?, AAI
Update Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Right Now, Gizmodo
Lucasfilm hires YouTuber who used deepfake to improve ‘The Mandalorian’, Endgadget
Housing demand is drastically outpacing supply, Axios
The Coming Collapse of the Developing World, Real Clear Policy
South Africa Port Operator Declares Force Majeure Over Cyber Attack, Bloomberg
Attitudes towards experimenting on monkeys are diverging, Guardian
The best four years of your life?, Vox
A 10-Year Look at the Battery Supply Chain in America, Homeland Security Newswire
These Are the Best Instant-Film Cameras, Outside
Stop Using So Much Laundry Detergent, Wirecutter
Elon Musk knocked Apple, bemoaned the microchip shortage, and touted self-driving cars on Tesla’s Q2 earnings call. Here are the 12 best quotes., Business Insider
Why 50% of Canadians Live South of This Line, unofficial Networks

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