Arete 8.17.17

Israel girds for next round of battle in Gaza Strip, Defense News
Afghan president is under siege as violence, joblessness persist, Washington Post
Are Mercenaries Really a Cheaper Way of War?, Defense One
Qods Force-linked Taliban commander leads insurgency in central Afghanistan, Long War Journal
The Air Force’s ‘Quiet Crisis’, Real Clear Defense
Pakistan’s Search for its Place in Southern Asia’s Evolving Order, War on the Rocks

Homeland Security/Terrorism
Russian spy services raid bomb lab in Moscow, foil large-scale suicide plot, Intel News
AQAP publishes guide for derailing trains in the US, Europe, Long War Journal
Police, FBI Foil Plot to Detonate Vehicle Bomb in Oklahoma City, Police Mag
Two Blocks From the Culture War: A Local Perspective on Charlottesville, Lawfare Blog
Venezuelan assassination plot targets Sen. Marco Rubio

The Snows of Chillan, Powder
Squamish Gets New Women’s Only Climbing Fest, Gripped
First Time In US, Adventure Racing Worlds Are ‘Cowboy Tough’, Gear Junkie
Silverton Mountain cleared to expand helicopter skiing terrain to total of 25,000 acres, The Denver Post
Changing of the Guard, Dirt Mountain Bike

First Responder
Charlottesville, Virginia State Police Criticized by Both Sides for Response to Alt-Right Rally Violence, Police Mag
Fewer Officers, Increasing Response Times in Dallas,
Helping Children Overcome Fear of Police, Law Enforcement Today
TEDx: “Living (dangerously) in an era of megafires”, Wildfire Today
More than a third of the large fires in the US on August 9 were not being fully suppressed, Wildfire Today

Guides Choice Awards 2017, American Alpine Institute
The Golden Age of Firearm-Suppressors Dawned in 1909, War is Boring
USMC Issues Notice of Intent To Sole Source Purchase Up To 50,814 M27 IAR From H&K, Soldier Systems
Into the Wild Overland Boreas XT Camper, Outside Online
19 New Products for Law Enforcement Communications,

Climbing Nutrition – Is Protein Supplementation Effective?, TrainingBeta
Keys to Raise the Clean, Westside Barbell
Ten Things you MUST Know About Eccentric Training to Get Better Results, Poliquin Group
Mansher Khera’s Strength & Conditioning Workout For Jiu-Jitsu Competition, Flograppling
Don’t ride for “fitness”, Bike James

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