Arete 9.16.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Losing Small Wars:  Why US Military Culture Leads to Defeat, Small Wars Journal
Top US Democrat calls out Saudi over alleged aid worker torture, Al Jazerra
After 9/11, the U.S. Got Almost Everything Wrong, Defense One
Navy Movement Near Taiwan Causing More US-China Tension, Edge
Army Chief Calls for Afghanistan Review: ‘Let the Cards Fall Where They Fall’, Defense One
Remembering the gains of the Afghanistan war, Brookings
Gunmen attack Nigerian prison; 240 inmates freed, Al Jazerra
Missile Defense Agency successfully tests new booster for homeland missile defense system, Defense News
How did 9/11 and the War on Terror change Kenya’s trajectory?, Al Jazerra
Less door-kicking, more resistance: Inside Army SOF’s return to unconventional warfare, Defense News
Pakistan Might Soon Regret Its Win in Afghanistan, Foreign Policy
Russia says construction of controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany is complete, Defense News
How many F-35s does the Air Force need?, Air Force Times
Press freedoms crumble as authoritarianism spreads, Axios
Pentagon taps industry for nuclear-powered propulsion for its satellites, Defense News
The Pentagon’s Army of Nerds, The Atlantic
Ukraine’s Zelensky does not exclude large-scale war with Russia, Pravda Report
Navy Updates Hairstyles and Policies in Extensive Uniform Update, Soldier Systems
IAI debuts new hybrid ground robot joining the UK army inventory, Defense News
The Third Revolution in Warfare, Defense One
The peace dividend should go to country, not contractors, Defense News
Governments and Mercenaries, Defense in Depth
Meet the first woman to lead elite Army Rangers in combat, Task & Purpose“
Is Lithuania the West’s First Line of Defense?, Foreign Policy
Japan detects suspected Chinese submarine near southern island, Janes
How Equipment Left In Afghanistan Will Expose US Secrets, Defense One
Ayman al Zawahiri promotes ‘Jerusalem Will Not Be Judaized’ campaign in new video, Long War Journal
Retired Marine Corps colonel pleads guilty for role in ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal, Marine Corps times
Veteran suicides decreased 7 percent in 2019 to lowest level in 12 years, Military Times
Get the generals off TV, Politico
How Active-Duty Officers Should Criticize Policy and Practice, Proceedings
Ukraine’s Zelensky does not exclude large-scale war with Russia, Pravda Report
Americans Should Build U.S. Navy Ships in the U.S., Washington Times
Russian Rear Area Operations and the Resistance Operating Concept, Small Wars Journal
The war in Afghanistan is over but military leaders are still trying to hide their failures, Task & Purpose

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Hawaii firefighter suffers third-degree burns while battling fire on her birthday, FR1
‘We’re going after gangs’: Chicago police superintendent redistributes many community safety teams, Police 1
Wildfires in Sequoia National Park Growing, Outdoor News Daily
Six Capitol Police officers facing disciplinary action for their actions at Jan. 6 riot, Police 1
How two engine crews installed a 16,000-foot hose lay, Wildfire Today
Spain deploys military against wildfire, evacuates 2,500, Al Jazerra
WATCH: Firefighters ‘Water Bombing’ With Impressive Precision, Unofficial Networks
Violent Extremism in America: Pathways to Deradicalization, RAND
Estate of man murdered by Antifa militant in 2020 sues city of Portland, far-left mayor and District Attorney, LE Today
Spain fire: Thousands flee blaze near Costa del Sol town, BBC
Congressman: Afghan evacuees have “free reign” at military base, “greatest security risks this nation has ever had”, LE Today
What are the ranks of police officers?, Police 1
Providence Mayor Appoints Non-Sworn Police Major, Police Mag
Forest Service reluctant to reveal how many firefighters have been hospitalized or killed in the line of duty by COVID-19, Wildfire Today

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

Labia liberation! The movement to end vulva anxiety for good, The Guardian
Opinion: How a ‘fatally, tragically flawed’ paradigm has derailed the science of obesity, STAT
The Best Hip Thrust Variations for Stronger Glutes, The Barbell Physio
Avocados change belly fat distribution in women, controlled study finds, Science Daily
Delta is Dying, Real Clear Policy
3 Ways to Eat Less Sugar, NY Times
We Still Don’t Know What an Eating Disorder Looks Like, Outside
High fat diets break the body clock in rats, and this might be the underlying cause of obesity, Science Daily
The J.&J. Conundrum, NY Times
Why Running Brands Are Betting on Mindfulness, Outside
Researchers observed association between standing and insulin sensitivity – standing more may help prevent chronic diseases, Science Daily
Measures of Strength and Jump Performance Can Predict 30-m Sprint Time in Rugby Union Players, JSCR
Runners, Ignore These Popular Training Tips, Outside
New law increases availability of service dogs for veterans with PTSD, A Humane World
Why Does Coffee Sometimes Make Me Tired?, NY Times
US troops, veterans thrived at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, Air Force Times
World-Class Long-Distance Running Performances Are Best Predicted by Volume of Easy Runs and Deliberate Practice of Short-Interval and Tempo Runs, JSCR
What If I’m Not as Good at My Sport as I Used to Be?, Outside
Effects of Self-myofascial Release Using a Foam Roller on Range of Motion and Morphological Changes in Muscle: A Crossover Study, JSCR
Opinion: What the growth of the Black Peloton community can teach the cycling industry, Outside Business
Effects of Acute High-Intensity Exercise With the Elevation Training Mask or Hypoxicator on Pulmonary Function, Metabolism, and Hormones, JSCR
Overworked and Under Rested: The Real Reason You’re So Tired, Mark’s Daily Apple
The Best Power Racks for Your Home Gym From $299 To $500, Men’s Journal
Does Coconut Oil Help with Abdominal Fat?,
The Best Protein Powder for Weight Loss, Men’s Journal
Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines, NY Times
Vaccines for Kids Could Be Ready by November, Some Experts Say, NY Times

Mountain / Outside Adventure

New Army tool could help predict altitude sickness, keep troops fighting at high ranges, Marine Corps Times
Finding Meaning on the Green River, Backpacking Light
‘The Alpinist’ Is the Most Compelling Climbing Film Since ‘Free Solo’, Outside
Solveig Korherr climbs La cabane au Canada, her first 9a at Rawyl in Switzerland, Planet Mountain
Self-Supported Grand Canyon Packrafting in Winter: 6 Must-Dos, GearJunkie
Trail as Teacher: Thru-Hike Reflections with the Bennett Family, Osprey Packs
Why Didn’t Mountainboarding Take Off?, Unofficial Networks
COVID-19 Vaccine Now Required to Climb Everest, Outside
Dani Arnold climbs Petit Dru North Face speed solo, Planet Mountain
Witness Insane On-Snow, In-Air Talent With ‘Stoke the Fire’ Athlete Reels, GearJunkie
Here’s What the ‘America the Beautiful’ Plan Could Mean for Lovers of Public Lands, REI
Eagle Creek Is Shutting Down, Outside
Monica Mirro named new president of prAna, Outside Business
Diamondback’s New Commuter Ebike Might Make You Ditch the Car, Gear Latest
An Ultrarunning Dad Reflects on What Really Matters (Hint: Not FKTs), Adventure Journal
The Best Gear for Your Bug-Out Bag, Wirecutter
Aspen’s New Uphilling Fee Sparks Debate on Charging for Public-Land Access, Outside
The Nose, Lynn Hill and Jorg Verhoeven in Climbing Sparkling Moments, Planet Mountain
Get Cozy With These 5 Fall Layer Bargains, Gear Junkie
Utah’s Manti-La Sal National Forest Is a True Gem, Adventure Journal
Take a sneak peek at the new 2022 lineup from Icelantic Skis, Freeskier
Will the iPhone 13 Double as a Satellite Phone?, Adventure Blog
Squaw Valley Ski Resort Has a New Name, Outside
Poll: Which brand makes the best headlamps?, Outside
Take a sneak peek at the new 2022 lineup from K2 Skis, Freeskier


Lessons learned from the government’s failure to understand technology’s power, AAI
Agnès Buzyn: France ex-health minister under investigation, BBC News
Do It Yourself: Installing a DECKED Drawer System in Your Truck, GearJunkie
Articles Involving Chinese DNA Research Are Retracted, NY Times

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