Arete 7.8.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Special Operations News Update – Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Small Wars Journal
The Enemy Within and Without: Historical Examples of Islamic and Buddhist Fundamentalism, Small Wars Journal
Tajikistan bolsters border after Afghan troops flee Taliban offensive, Axios
What’s behind the dispute between Saudi Arabia and the UAE?, Al Jazeera
The Army is investigating a married officer accused of faking deployments and awards amid affairs with several women, Task & Purpose
Defense secretary steps in, OKs Navy grad’s pursuit of NFL dream, AF Times
Biden administration seeks reversal for deported veterans, The Hill
Colombia court accuses soldiers of killing 120 civilians, Al Jazeera
Mexico arrests gang member accused of killing Indigenous leader, Al Jazeera
Ex-Belarus presidential hopeful jailed for 14 years, Al Jazeera
U.S. military says Afghanistan withdrawal is 90% complete, Axios
America, Indicted, Foreign Policy
Former member of Australian parliament accuses government minister of sexual misconduct, Axios
Rafael combines AI and automatic target recognition in new Sea Breaker missile, Defense News
US Navy ditches futuristic railgun, eyes hypersonic missiles, Defense News
What America Didn’t Understand About Its Longest War, Poltico
Air Force Found Largely Responsible for Texas Church Shooting, WSJ
Pentagon official placed on leave over allegations of unauthorized release of classified info, Defense News
Turkey to make its own maritime missile-launching system after sanctions interrupt Lockheed plans, Defense News
East Germany Is Still a Country of Its Own, Foreign Policy
‘Black Hawk Down’ Veterans to Receive 58 Silver Stars, Defense One
Killer Flying Robots Are Here. What Do We Do Now?, Foreign Policy
Swiss Pick F-35 to Replace Old Fighter Jets, Defense One
Germans see better ties with US since Biden took office: poll,
The West Gets Serious With Lukashenko—but Not Serious Enough, Foreign Policy
Three dead and six wounded in stabbing attack in Germany – reports, The Guardian
Is There National Security Continuity Between the Trump and Biden Administrations?, Hudson Institute
Hamas defends its military summer camps for children and teenagers, Long War Journal
Marine sentenced for stealing ammunition says he was pressured by recon community, Marine Corps Times
Verdict: Marine Raider guilty in death of Green Beret staff sergeant, Marine Corps Times
Prepare for mandatory COVID vaccines in September, Army tells commands, Military Times
Russia ready to use army base in Tajikistan as crisis in Afghanistan escalates, Pravda Report
America-led NATO in Afghanistan: Crimes against humanity call for accountability, Pravda Reort
The Army’s New Submachine Gun Is a Tiny Terror, Sandbox News
The South China Sea Reveals China’s Grand Strategy, Real Clear Defense
Coast Guard on Guam Now at Full Strength, Real Clear Defense
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is a giant clusterf–k, Task & Purpose
The US military needs to burn down its zero-tolerance weed policy, Task & Purpose
Warbots: Tactically Brilliant, Strategically Naive, War on the Rocks
The Space Force Has its First Marines — and Soldiers and Sailors, The Edge

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Gang behind huge cyber-attack demands $70m in Bitcoin, BBC
TX Sheriffs, Federal Police Fdn Sue Biden over Immigration, Real Clear Policy
San Jose to Tax Gun Owners over Gun Violence, The Independent
The Signal and the Noise: Understanding China’s Military Threats, RAND Blog
7 firefighters working at Surfside condo collapse test positive for COVID-19, FireRescue 1
Detroit lieutenant fatally shot in road rage incident, FireRescue 1
Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 keys to smart firefighting as megafires menace the , FireRescue 1
National Police Association Releases Video Asking Public to Comply with Police, Police Magazine
Police Groups Sue MN Over New Deadly Force Law, Police Magazine
Armed “Sovereign” Group Surrenders to Massachusetts Police After Highway Standoff Over Firearms Registration, Police Magazine
Judge Orders Minneapolis to Hire More Police, Police Magazine
Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill That Makes Doxing of Officers a Misdemeanor, Police Magazine
Federal firefighters to receive retention pay this year, Wildfire Today
REI Co-op Donates $250,000 to Female Wildland Fire Crews, GearJunkie

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Four-day week ‘an overwhelming success’ in Iceland, BBC
Why the Air Force will allow airmen to walk instead of run on their fitness tests, Task & Purpose
A Guide to Proper Footwear Selection for Athletes, Breaking Muscle
Effects of Resistance Training on Physical Performance in High-Level 800-Meter Athletes: A Comparison Between High-Speed Resistance Training and Circuit Training, JSCR
How The CDC’s Blindspots Complicated The Fight Against COVID-19, FiveThirtyEight
Is What You See What You Get? Perceptions of Personal Trainers’ Competence, Knowledge, and Preferred Sex of Personal Trainer Relative to Physique, JSCR
12 Rules to Optimize Your Health for a 21st Century Mindset, Breaking Muscle
Resistance Training Practices of Sprint Coaches, JSCR
8 Recovery Methods: What to Do After Your Workout, Mark’s Daily Apple
Should You Take a Probiotic?, Men’s Journal
Getting Into Fitness at Age 50 and Beyond, Mark’s Daily Apple
Treating Canker Sores with Honey,
Do We Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps a Day for Our Health?, NY Times
How Doximity parlayed its popularity with doctors into a blockbuster IPO, STAT
Many Generic Meds Cheaper at COSTCO Than Medicare, WebMD


Mountain / Outside Adventure

Warrior West 21 – Soliyarn Smart Clothing, Soldier Systems
Segway on Steroids: LyteHorse’s Electric ‘Stand-Up ATV’ Looks Insane, GearJunkie
By The Numbers: How Bad is Thermal Degradation in Synthetic Insulation?, Backpacking Light
Why We Love Thermacell Mosquito Control Gear, Wirecutter
The Toughest Climbing Event You’ve Never Heard Of | Red Bull Creepers, Red Bull
Reece Wilson’s Crash Is the Gnarliest We’ve Seen Yet, TGR
Long Range Archery Ethics, Eastman’s Blog
Chasing Altitude | Colorado 14er Mountain Bike Film, Unofficial Networks
VIDEO: Fly Fishing Yellowstone by Horseback, Unofficial Networks
Casey Brown Is Hosting a Women’s Freeride Invitational in Revelstoke, TGR
Outdoor Retailer and The Big Gear Show release exhibitor lists, floor plan, more, Outside Business Journal
Gear Backpackers Ditch First, AAI
In This Swiss Alps Town, People Paraglide Everywhere—Even to Work, Adventure Journal
The Gear Our Editors Loved in June, Outside
Top 5 Freerunning Moments From Red Bull Art Of Motion, Red Bull
New Utah Law Prohibits Hunting & Fishing Licenses for Parents Behind on Child Support, Unofficial Networks
The Hero’s Journey, Arc’teryx
Watch Adam Ondra climb Super Crackinette, world’s first 9a+ flash, Planetmountain
The Hoka Speedgoat Mids Cured My Blisters, Outside
RECALL: Patagonia sun protection products, Outside Business Journal
ExpertVoice fires back to rebut Grassroots Outdoor Alliance’s claims, Outside Business Journal
Big Fighter climbed on Chaupi Huanca in Peru by Álex González, Jaume Peiró, Planet Mountain
Watch Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg speed across the Monte Rosa Traverse, Planet Mountain
Alpine Climbing Sleep System – 6 Tips for Better Trips, Therm-a-Rest Blog
TRAILER: HBO’s New Surf Documentary “100 Foot Wave”, Unofficial Networks



Norway photo law aims to regulate influencers, BBC
The pandemic created boomerang-worker tech hubs — and they’re not going away, Axios
France in a fizz over Russia’s champagne label law, BBC
New German ID Cards: More control, less freedom?,
Far More Adults Don’t Want Kids than Previously Thought, Real Clear Policy
The Internet Is Rotting, The Atlantic
The Political Effects of Social Media Platforms on Different Regime Types, Texas National Security Review
Is Facebook a monopolist?, The Economist
AI Technology Is Already Replacing Middle Management Roles, The Edge
56% of Americans oppose the right to sue social media companies for what users post, Pew Research Center
Why Republicans Are Starting To Make Their Own Climate Agenda, FiveThirtyEight

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