Arete 9.1.22


Trust but Verify: Green Berets reportedly being targeted by I CORPS for potential ties to “extremist activity”, War is Boring
Lockheed says war in Ukraine has countries lining up to buy F-35 fighter jets, War is Boring
9,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in war with Russia, War is Boring
This West Point coach-turned-infantry officer just finished Ranger School, Task & Purpose
The Army wants exoskeletons so soldiers can defeat their worst enemy: Lower back pain, Task & Purpose
6 months into Russia’s invasion, American vets reflect on training and fighting alongside Ukrainians, Task & Purpose
The best online military colleges, Task & Purpose
Why Ukraine Will Defeat Russia and How, from Kherson to Crimea, from Zaporizhzhia to the Donbas, Small Wars Journal
Demystifying the Art of Assessment & Selection, Small Wars Journal
Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missiles may strike NATO base in Romania before they know it, Pravda Report
Russia will not accept NATO quarters in Ukraine – Medvedev, Pravda Report
Belarus President Lukashenko says his military aircraft can now carry nukes, Pravda Report
Spiegel: Foreign mercenaries disappointed in Ukrainian commanders, Pravda Report
Is the U.S. giving Ukraine some weapons secretly?, Morning Defense
What are we still doing in Syria?, Morning Defense
State shares fears about Russia terrorism bill with Congress, Morning Defense
U.S. approves of Ukraine striking Russian-occupied Crimea, Morning Defense
US to gift H-1 helicopters to Czech Republic, Janes
Ukraine conflict: Germany to backfill Slovakia with Leopard 2 MBTs, Janes
USAF B-2 bombers conclude first Australia deployment, Janes
Philippines proposes 8% increase in defence budget, Janes
Can the US Military Fix Its Recruiting Crisis?, Hudson Inst.
This Gen-Z Value Could Spell Trouble for Spec Ops Community, Defense One
Putin’s NATO Nightmare: Poland to Receive 250 M1 Abrams Tanks, 19FortyFive

National Security / Foreign Policy

Five Facts on China’s Economic Slowdown, No Labels
Wall Street predicted Russia’s economy would collapse after it invaded Ukraine. These 3 charts show that hasn’t happened., Business Insider
The Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis Is Just Starting, War on the Rocks
The Accelerating Threat of the Political Assassination, War on the Rocks
Russia says Ukrainian special services assassin is responsible for the car bomb that killed Darya Dugina, War is Boring
South Korea Signs $2.25 Billion Deal With Russian Nuclear Company, The Diplomat
Major destruction after Israel targets missile facility in Syria, Al Jazeera
What a Nuclear War Would Bring: Death, Starvation, Radiation Poisoning, and Millions Dead, 19FortyFive

First Responder / Law Enforcement / Wildland Fire/ Homeland Security

After 40 Arrests, Subway-Worker Attacker Continues His Crime Spree, Manhattan Inst.
Ruby Ridge, 30 Years Ago, Helps Explain FBI’s ‘Gestapo’ Image, NY Post
Facebook Misinformation Is Bad Enough. The Metaverse Will Be Worse, RAND
State Gun Regulations Are a Messy Patchwork. The Supreme Court’s Bruen Decision Won’t Help, RAND
University of Texas Psychology Department Helps Fire Department Tackle Morale Problems, FFN
West Chester (OH) and Firefighters Still at Odds Over Traveling Lieutenants, FFN
After Action Report: No 360, Radio Clutter, Command Deficiencies Found at Fire that Killed Firefighter, FFN
70 FDNY Firefighters Face the Ax For Vax Status; City Clings to COVID Mandate as Others Let it Lapse, FFN
Ambulance Explosion in HI Prompts Firefighter Protest; Union Wants Members Off Ambulances Pending Investigation, FFN
Report on death of fallen Md. firefighter suggests changes, new procedures, FR1
CAL FIRE firefighters would get 3 raises in 1 year, more time off under contract, FR1
Inside the rescue that earned 3 Ohio firefighters the IAFC’s Ben Franklin Award of Valor, FR1
Student allowed to repaint ‘Back the Blue’ parking spot after school covered it up, Police1
Suspect admits role in attack on off-duty cop, tells NYPD it’s his ‘third time doing this’, Police1
Police: Houston tenant kills 3 others, set fire to lure them, Police1
Man who ambushed, killed Calif. deputy sentenced to life without parole, Police1
Ariz. officer indicted for death of knife-wielding shoplifting suspect in a wheelchair, Police1
Man on honeymoon among 176 busted in Fla. prostitution sting, sheriff says, Police1
Helicopter pilot describes dropping water on a large fire whirl, Wildfire Today
Nearly 40,000 lightning strikes in CO, WY, SD, and NE, Wildfire Today
President signs legislation to recognize suicide as a line-of-duty death for first responders, Wildfire Today

Mountain / Outside

Beer company giving away flameless solar cookers to help prevent forest fires, Wildfire Today
More Propane, More Problems: California Likely to Pass Ban on Single-Use Gas Cans, GearJunkie
Unbelievable FKT: ‘Minnesota Mountaineer’ Quietly Crushes CO 14ers Self-Supported Record, GearJunkie
Lift Line Liberation: Vail Will Limit Daily Ticket Sales During ’22-’23 Season, Gearjunkie
Mont-Blanc Runner Dies in Fall at Team Event in Prolific Trail Series, Gearjunkie
World’s Third V17 Boulder Problem: Watch It Go Down, Gearjunkie
SylvanSport Introduces the Lightweight Loft Rooftop Tent, Werd
The Expel Scalpel from Hogue Provides Detail Cutting in the Field, Werd
The Best Labor Day Outdoor Deals From REI, Wirecutter
I Thought Climbing Could Cure My Trauma After an Abusive Relationship. I Was Wrong., Outside
Turn Your Adventures Into Scientific Expeditions, Adventure Journal
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 8/25/22, AAI
WATCH: Maine’s Greatest Skier Is Now Maine’s Best Mountain Biker, UN
VIDEO: This Canyoneering Trick Using A Tarp Is Pretty Slick, UN
“The One Thing Every Climber Fears” (Watch), UN
‘Biketown’ – A Beautiful Documentary About Mountain Biking, Partnerships, And Communities, UN

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

The Joy of Owning: Rad Rides, Huckberry
A Shortcut for Feeling Just a Little Happier, The Atlantic
Men have fewer friends than ever, and it’s harming their health, Vox
The introvert’s guide to actually enjoying a party, Vox
How to Use the Emergency SOS Feature on Your Smartphone, Gear Latest
5 Essential Stretches to Do Before and After a Workout, Outside
How to prevent dementia: 5 essential things science says you should be doing now, The Manual
Strongwoman Rhianon Lovelace One-Motions an Atlas Stone That’s Almost Double Her Bodyweight, Breaking Muscle
Back Squat vs. Front Squat: Which, When, and Why, Breaking Muscle
3 Common Misconceptions About Core Strength, Outside
We’ve Busted 7 of the Most Common Nutrition Myths, Men’s Health
How to Deadlift: The 9 Best Coaching Tips, T-Nation
Average Testosterone Levels Have Dropped 30%, T-Nation
Fixing Low Back Pain After Deadlifts, The Barbell Physio
Exploring Minimalism: Why Getting Rid of Stuff Won’t Make You Happy, Tiny Buddha
How to Deal With Low Moods: A 4-Step Plan to Help You Feel Better, Tiny Buddha
The Latest in Sports Tech: Apps and Devices for Endurance Athletes, Training Peaks


Against expectations, global food prices have tumbled, Economist
The 1,900-HP Pininfarina Battista Made Me Question the Hypercar Movement, Jalopnik
: California’s ban will push EV market share in the U.S. to about 20% soon, analyst predicts, Marketwatch
Scientists Plan to Resurrect the Tasmanian Tiger, Popular Mechanics

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