Arete 9.8.22

Military

Will Robotized Fire Power Replace Manned Air Power?, RAND
Removing Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion in the Military, RAND
Not Their Plane to Land: Generals Thwarting the Chain of Command?, War on the Rocks
British soldier with poor vision kills sergeant during live fire training, War is Boring
How the Ukrainian Resistance operates in the Russian-occupied territories, VoxEurope
Army general declares Americans too fat or criminal to fight in rebuke of service leaders, Task & Purpose
Troops, veterans are targets in the disinformation war, even if they don’t know it yet, The War Horse
As Iraq reels from recent violence, it’s worth remembering that 2,500 US troops are still there, Task & Purpose
How Russia Can Pay for its Use of the Wagner Group in Ukraine, Small Wars Journal
Response to Pentagon Plan to Mitigate and Respond to Civilian Harm Resulting from Military Operations, RAND
Pathways to Russian Escalation Against NATO from the Ukraine War, RAND
Russian forces destroy over 1,200 Ukrainian military men in one day, Pravda Report
Armed Forces of Ukraine lose 94 tanks in just three days, Pravda Report
Russia may strike nuclear blow not only on Kyiv, but also on Washington, Pravda Report
Taiwan Shoots Down Chinese Drone, Hudson Institute
Army seeks data as it fields Next Generation Squad Weapons, Defense News
China Was Freaked Out: Why the Navy Surfaced 3 Missile Submarines (At the Same Time), 19FortyFive
This Marine Officer Is Mad as Hell, Real Clear Politics

National Security / Foreign Policy

Hedging with Humility: Reassessing China’s Power Projection Capabilities Against Taiwan, War on the Rocks
Former German officer accused giving Russian secret service information, War is Boring
Japanese WWII nuke survivors angered by Russia’s opposition to reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, War is Boring
North Korea’s Dangerous Turn, The Diplomat
Droning On: China Floods the Middle East With UAVs, The Diplomat
What The Palestinian Islamic Jihad Won from The War in Gaza, Small Wars Journal
G7 decides to bite the hand that feeds Europe by capping oil prices, Pravda Report
There will be no oil supplies: Russia ready to respond to oil price cap idea of the West, Pravda Report
Hamas executes five Palestinians in Gaza, two for Israel ties, Al Jazerra
What Is America’s Goal for the Ukraine War? Answer: We Don’t Have One, 19FortyFive

First Responder / Law Enforcement / Wildland Fire/ Homeland Security

SEVERAL FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – CONNECTICUT, Firefighter Close Calls
MAYDAY CALLED AS FIREFIGHTER GOES MISSING IN HOUSE FIRE, TWO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED – NEW YORK, Firefighter Close Calls
Lightning Fire Destroys 34 Apartments in Colorado Springs (CO), Firefighter Nation
Fort Worth (TX) Fire Truck Rolls Over Responding to Call; Four Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries, Firefighter Nation
Battalion Chief Sues East Haven (CT) Fire Department; Charges Sex Discrimination, Firefighter Nation
2 R.I. EMTs file appeals over suspension of licenses after infant’s death, FireRescue 1
Wis. city, Mayo Clinic look to provide specialized fitness program for firefighters, FireRescue1
5 fire department self-inflicted wounds, FireRescue1
More smoke today for less smoke tomorrow? We need to better understand the public health benefits and costs of prescribed fire, International Journal of Wildland Fire
Sand and fire: applying the sandpile model of self-organised criticality to wildfire mitigation†, International Journal of Wildland Fire
Gunman walks up to cruiser, fires shotgun at Texas officer’s head, Police1
Wash. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife officer honored for saving 4 lives in less than a year, Police1
Veteran officer takes over Denver PD as it struggles with trust, crime, staffing, Police1
N.C. town manager fired months after entire police department quit, Police1
Transition of Federal wildland firefighters to new position descriptions encounters difficulties, Wildfire Today
How to Prevent, Prepare for, and Respond to Mass Attacks, RAND
The Humiliating History of the TSA, The Verge
A U.S. National Strategy Is Needed to Counter Violent Extremism, RAND
Bad Press & the LA Lifeguard Program, Real Clear Policy
Almost No One Has Been Hired Through DHS’ Much-Hyped Cyber Talent Program, Defense One

Mountain / Outside

Is Training Really Worth the Trouble? – Climbing, Climbing Magazine
Kilian Jornet Isn’t the G.O.A.T. of Trail Running Just Because He Wins Big Races, Outside
Kenyan Cyclist Sule Kangangi Dies During Vermont Overland Gravel Race, Outside
Inside One of the Craziest Long Weekends of Lifeguard Rescues in Oahu History, Outside
Long Trail: Everything Hikers Need to Know, Outside
Mountains of Grief, Alpinist
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 9/1/2022, AAI
The Rise Of Female Bowhunters, Bowhunting.net
VF Corporation Announces Layoffs, Slashing Staff by 600, Outside
The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2023, Outside
Remembering Wolfgang Güllich, one of greatest climbers of all times, Planetmountain.com
Not Just Good Surfers, Good People, Patagonia
No Dead Zones: Elon Musk, T-Mobile Partner to Bring Cell Service to Wilderness ‘and Beyond’, GearJunkie
HYMER VENTURE S OFF-ROAD CAMPER, Bless this Stuff

Health / Fitness / Nutrition

How You Can Stay Fit When You Are Injured, Triathlete
A Runner’s Training Breakthrough to Race the Leadville Trail 100, TrainingPeaks
Dear Parent of an Estranged Adult: What Might Repair Your Relationship, Tiny Buddha
Shoulder Pain with Kipping Pull-ups, The Barbell Physio
The Best Warm-Up You Can Do In 10 Minutes, T-Nation
Compound Sets for Size and Strength, T-Nation
U.S. life expectancy drops sharply, the second consecutive decline, STAT
Weight Management for Athletes: It’s Complicated, Slowtwitch.com
Sugar disrupts microbiome, eliminates protection against obesity and diabetes, ScienceDaily
Why Is Pickleball So Popular?, NY Times
Knees Over Toes Exercises: The 10 Commandments of Healthy Joints, Men’s Journal
The 3 Best Things You Can Do for Your Diet This Year, Men’s Health
Off-Ice Resisted Sprints Best Predict All-Out Skating Performance in Varsity Hockey Players, JSCR
Contemporary Training Practices of Norwegian Powerlifters, JSCR
Comparison of Military Recruit and Incumbent Physical Characteristics and Performance: Potential Implications for Through-Career Individual Readiness and Occupational Performance, JSCR
Development and Validation of a Dynamically Updated Prediction Model for Attrition From Marine Recruit Training, JSCR
Spat at, abused and run off the road: why do some people hate cyclists so much?, The Guardian
The Case for Low-Impact Workouts, Outside
It’s worth the money to pay for a weight loss program, Science Daily
Can You Squat Every Day?, Breaking Muscle
The best home gym flooring, Task & Purpose
The Best Pregnancy Test, Wirecutter
‘Ticking away in the back of my mind’: what does it mean to know the risk embedded in your DNA?, The Guardian

Interesting

The Quiet Cost of Family Caregiving, NY Times
Skarper’s Clip-On Motor Turns a Regular Bike Into an Ebike, Gear Latest
YouTube Premium Has Its Perks. Here Are Some to Consider, Gear Latest
All the Truck I Need: 2022 Ford Maverick 3,000-Mile Ownership Review, GearJunkie
Five Facts on the Cost of College in America, Real Clear Policy
The E-bike Is a Monstrosity, The Atlantic
What Do Electric Cars Really Cost?, Foreign Policy
Some Universities Don’t Produce Big Earners. Are They Worth It?, NY Times
The Rise of the Liberal Hawks, The Atlantic

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