Arete 8.12.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Hair, hands and hosiery: Air Force overhauling outdated rules on airmen’s looks, Air Force Times
Ethiopia calls on civilians to join army to fight Tigray forces, Al Jazerra
Tension on the Black Sea: What great power competition looks like from the deckplates, Defense News
South African president abolishes security ministry, assumes control of spy agencies, Intelnews.org
‘The Suicide Squad’ Is a Dark Parody of America’s Imperial Fiascos, Foreign Policy
State Guard units can’t limit troops’ off-duty protests by their troops, National Guard Bureau memo says, Air Force Times
The U.S. Military Plainly Failed in Afghanistan, Business Insider
Report: China Is Hacking Russia, Too, Defense One
Canadian jailed for 11 years on spying charges in China, Al Jazerra
Is expeditionary foraging in the Corps’ future?, Defense News
Space Force and USAFA adapting Naval Academy’s ‘Leatherneck’ program for future guardians, Air Force times
Here’s why the Marine Corps is considering returning to promotion photos, Marine Corps Times
Pentagon will require all troops to get COVID vaccine by Sept. 15, Axios
After latest flight test failure, US Air Force hopes to keep first hypersonic missile on track for production, Air Force Times
Alleged Pegasus phone-tapping list includes phones of at least 14 heads of state, Intelnews.org
Lithuania to build fence on Belarus border to stop migrants, BBC
Hypersonic Missile Defense May Depend on Low Earth Orbit Satellites, Defense One
Two decades after 9/11, West must refocus on threats by state actors, MI5 chief says, Intelnews.org
Is China’s New U.S. Ambassador a ‘Wolf Warrior’—or a Fox?, Foreign Policy
LVAW Is SOCOM’s Overpowered Answer to the SMG, Real Clear Defense
After 2014 decimation, Ukrainian Navy rebuilds to fend off Russia, Defense News
Sail-Powered Drone Pitched As High-Endurance Submarine Hunter, USNI
Navy Dedicates More Resources to Secretive Project Overmatch, NatDefMag
New report sheds light on Russian private military group’s operations in Libya, Intelnews.org
Marine Corps to require planks on physical fitness test, Marine Corps Times
Help, Not Just Hunt, Violent Extremists in the Military, RAND
Russian nuclear submarine left dead in the water off the coast of Denmark, Pravda Report
Can the Military Academies Survive?, CD Media
Addressing societal challenges in Norway RAND
Strait of Emergency?, Foreign Affairs
Hypersonic Weapons Could Tilt War in Favor of Russia, China, The Hill
US Generals Lied, Lost Wars, Looted Those They ‘Served’, Federalist
China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America, The Diplomat
‘The US is ready’: Indo-Pacific Command leader confident in ability to defend Taiwan, War is Boring
Applying Machiavellian Discourses to the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, RAND
The History of Timney Triggers, Recoil
AFSOC WEPTAC 2021: Staying Relevant for Future Fights, Soldier Systems
Airless Tires Undergo Punishing Evaluation at Army’s Tropic Regions Test Center, Soldier Systems

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Algeria wildfire death toll rises as 25 soldiers killed, Al Jazerra
Body Camera Video Shows CA Deputy’s Almost Fatal Fentanyl Exposure, Police One
Powerful heat wave to cause 100-degree temperatures for 25 million in the U.S. this week, Axios
Thousands of Californians under evacuation orders as Dixie Fire nears 500,000 acres, Axios
Greece fires: Foreign teams join battle on Evia island, BBC
Innovative Approach to Find Victims Lost at Sea, Homeland Security Newswire
Chicago Officer Killed, Another Critically Wounded at Traffic Stop, Police One
Las Vegas cops escort fallen officer’s son, 9, to first day of school,Police One
U.S. Can Expedite Removal of Migrant Families, Biden Administration Says,NY Times
Fla. FF killed after pushing wife out of the way of ice cream truck, FireRescue1
LA deputies shot in ambush sue ‘ghost gun’ kit maker, Police One
Cops shun Chicago mayor during hospital visit after 2 officers shot, Police One
Border Patrol to Wear Body Cameras, Police One
Most of the vegetation in the Dixie Fire has not burned in more than 40 years, Wildfire today

 

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Germany to Stop Paying for Virus Tests for People Choosing to Stay Unvaccinated, NY Times
Video: Why Is Janja Garnbret The Best Competition Climber Ever?, Planet Mountain
Members of Scientific Journal Editorial Board Resign over China Genetics Papers, Homeland Security Newswire
An overactive sweet tooth may spell trouble for our cellular powerplants, Science Daily
Why Older Athletes Lose Explosive Power, Outside
There’s New Evidence on Heart Health in Endurance Athletes, Outside
One Climber’s Success with Climber’s Elbow, Training Beta
How Lifting Weights Burns Fat, Breaking Muscle
Ultraprocessed foods now comprise 2/3 of calories in children and teen diets, Science Daily
Periodization and Block Periodization in Sports: Emphasis on Strength-Power Training—A Provocative and Challenging Narrative, JSCR
Effect of the Growth Spurt on Training of Strength and Power During Mid-Adolescence in Boys, JSCR
Effect of Bench Press Load Knowledge on One Repetition Maximum Strength, JSCR
Ask a Health Coach: Common Nutrition Myths Debunked, Mark’s Daily Apple
Finding Your Best Squat Stance, The Barbell Physio
What Is the Science on Cannabis?, NutritionFacts.org

Mountain / Outside Adventure

Air permeability vs. moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR): which one impacts moisture transport more in wind and rain jackets?, Backpacking Light
Are Single- or Double-Bevel Broadheads Better?, Meateater
​The Alpinist Chronicles The Singular Life of Marc Andre Leclerc, TGR
How Soon Is Too Soon To Scout Mule Deer, Eastmans
A season of spontaneous commitment in the Alaska Range, Alpinist
Big Agnes Treks Into Backpack Territory, GearJunkie
Mont Blanc Was First Climbed an Astonishing 235 Years Ago This Week, Adventure Journal
WATCH: The Evolution of Slalom Skiing (1960-Present), Unofficial Networks
The Gear We’re Most Excited About for Next Summer, Outside
Go Your Own Way, Backcountry Magazine
Bikepacking to a Yellowstone Honey Pot for Native Trout, Adventure Journal
Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell to Teach Rock Climbing on MasterClass, Gearjunkie
The 25 Best Fall Trips In the World, Outside
Is it finally time for the backpack tax?, Outside Business
5 Family Overlanding Expeditions in the Rocky Mountains, Osprey Packs
Nika Meyers Crushes Record For Fastest Time To Hike The Colorado Trail, Unofficial Networks
Controversy Continues to Surround 12-Year Old Climber on Broad Peak, Adventure Blog
US Hilux? Toyota Poised to Launch Diesel Trucks in America,
Did the Pandemic Finally End the Modern-Day Ski Bum?, OutsideGearjunkie
Tacoma Killer? 2022 Nissan Frontier First Drive, GearJunkie
Water Filter Review: Small & Speedy Platypus QuickDraw Rivals Sawyer Squeeze, GearJunkie
The spiritual dangers of outdoor “adrenaline culture,” according to recreation group Dust and Tribe, Outdoor Business Journal
Better Bottles: Klean Kanteen Switches to Recycled Steel, GearJunkie
Are You a Woman Over 50? This Hiking Initiative Wants to Sponsor You, Adventure Journal
Janja Garnbret Wins Women’s Climbing Gold Outside
Lake Tahoe’s Housing Crunch Is the Ski Town Dilemma Writ Large, Adventure Journal
Sibling Rivalry – Mount Adams vs. Mount Hood, AAI
Can Polartec and eVent make a comeback in the hardshell scene?, Outside Business
In Defense of Trophy Hunting, Eastmans’
[Video] Alex Bellemare’s pandemic season offers a different kind of season edit, FreeSkier
Everything you need to know to combat social media trolls, Outside Business Journal
Breaking Down the Basics of Leave No Trace, Osprey Packs
Super Canalizos, a perfect sculpture completed on Huanka Punta in Peru by Pou brothers, Manu Ponce, Planet Mountain

 

Interesting

Tesla domestic China shipments plummet 69% in wake of recalls, Al Jazerra
Virginia Giuffre files lawsuit alleging Prince Andrew raped her, Axios
Germany call for modern pentathlon rule changes after horse punch incident – video, The Guardian
The Best USB-C Video Cables and Adapters, Wirecutter
The Best Website Builders, Wirecutter
Read This Moving Story of Nature Writer Barry Lopez’s Final Days, Adventure Journal
Researchers develop real-time lyric generation technology to inspire song writing, Science Daily
What Schizophrenia Symptoms and Stigma Feel Like, WebMD

 

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