Arete 9.9.21

Military / Foreign Relations / National Security

Noncombatant Evacuation Operation – Afghanistan, Small Wars Journal
Reinforcing U.S. Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific After the Fall of Afghanistan, RAND
The Army wants you to get smart on China’s military structure and tactics, Air Force Times
Six Palestinians escape from high-security prison in Israel, Al Jazerra
China sends several nuclear bomber aircraft to Taiwan borders, Pravda Report
Brazil: warning Bolsonaro may be planning military coup amid rallies, The Guardian
Calculating the Costs of the Afghanistan War, Defense News
Marine Raider veteran receives second highest valor award for Iraq fight, Marine Corps Times
The Air Force is fighting in-flight physiological issues but can’t end them, Pentagon watchdog says, Air Force Times
China to invest, rebuild Afghanistan under the Taliban rule, War is Boring
Private companies at ‘Army 2021’ forum strive for survival as Russian military orders shrink, Defense News
Dishonorable discharges for vaccine refusal would be blocked under congressional proposal, Military Times
Lessons From Afghanistan, RAND
Belarus jail terms for opposition figures Kolesnikova and Znak, BBC
No bulls–t: Professional Bull Riders to compete on the flight deck of the USS Lexington, Military Times
Soldier, Marine lawsuit challenges mandatory COVID vaccinations for those who’ve had the virus, Military Times
Third Zumwalt stealth destroyer completes builder’s trials in Maine, Defense News
Afghanistan Was a Ponzi Scheme Sold to the American Public, Foreign Policy
Japan, Pacific island countries agree to enhance defence co-operation, Janes News
Fired Marine’s question about leader accountability should not be dismissed, Marine Corps Times
Air Force software is so bad the guy in charge of it all is about to quit, Task & Purpose
Catalan Separatists Sought Russia’s Help, HSN

Biden’s Crisis Point With Veterans, Politico
How U.S. Generals Thrived After Afghanistan, Washington Post
The Pentagon’s filtered version of the Kabul rescue mission looks nothing like what really went down, Task & Purpose
House panel backs making women register for draft, The Hill
Tanks, attack helicopters, drones: What U.S.-supplied arms mean for the Taliban, War is Boring

First Responder / Homeland Security / Wildland Fire

Is 9/11 a Day, or Is It an Era? NY Times
DOD Imagery Information Aids Wildland Firefighters, HSN
Emergency Response: Comparing Katrina and Ida Reactions, Edge
Twenty Years after 9/11, Germany Still Struggling with Militant Islamists, HSN
Can Burying Power Lines Protect Storm-Wracked Electric Grids? Not Always, HSN
Two firefighters at California fires died, one from COVID, the other from unspecified illness, Wildfire Today
‘Not tolerable’: After 5 killings in a week, Oakland police chief pleads with community, Police1
Hundreds of Honolulu fire, EMS and police personnel apply for vaccine exemption, Police 1
Chinese Amino Acids are a Threat to U.S. Food Supply, Real Clear Policy
SWJ-El Centro Senior Fellows Interviewed on Mexican Cartel Tactics, Small Wars Journal
As Western U.S. Is Experiencing a 1,000 Year Drought, Desalination Could Be a Solution, HSN
Flood waters prevent N.J. firefighters from accessing several structure fires, FireRescue 1
New Zealand police kill ‘violent extremist’ who stabbed 6 at supermarket, Police1
BLM to convert hundreds of seasonal forestry technicians who fight fire to permanent positions, Wildfire Today

Fitness / Health / Nutrition

‘Sex isn’t difficult any more’: the men who are quitting watching porn,The Guardian
Why Fitter People Drink More Alcohol, Outside
How to Keep Improving Your Cycling As You Age, Outside
Effect of Concurrent Power Training and High-Intensity Interval Cycling on Muscle Morphology and Performance, JSCR
A Top Trainer Shared a 30-Second Trick for Fixing Lower Back Pain, Men’s Health
How to Use Pressure Training to Get a Competitive Edge, Men’s Journal
This May Be First Step in Curing PTSD With a Pill, Defense One
Vaccination reduces risk of long Covid, even when people are infected, U.K. study indicates, STAT
Study finds body mass index for children greatest in Midwest, least in West, Science Daily
Effects of Sex and Age on Physical Testing Performance for Law Enforcement Agency Candidates: Implications for Academy Training, JSCR
Watch What Happened When These Cyclists Tried to Ride More Than 200 Miles in a Day, Men’s Health
What We Can Learn From Bodybuilders, Mark’s Daily Apple
Changing Minds: What Moves the Needle for the Unvaccinated?, STAT
The White House wants $65 billion for an ‘Apollo’-style pandemic preparedness program, STAT
Scientists engineer nasal cartilage cells to repair aching knees, STAT

Mountain / Outside Adventure

Two Months With the Suunto 9 Peak, Outside
Denali National Park has One Road -It’s Currently Closed Due to Climate Change, Adventure Blog
FRI NIGHT VID: Farewell to Adventure, UK Climbing
This Woman Has Been Surfing For 59 Years & Is An Absolute Joy, Unofficial Networks
Siebe Vanhee repeats Project Fear on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo in Dolomites, Planet Mountain
Why Are Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts So Bad With Money?, TGR
Running Waters, Alpinist
BREAKING: Person Runs Marathon Without Talking About It, Adventure Journal
Gear Guide — All Mountain Touring Skis, The BC Ski Blog
Laurent De Martin teases “Simply,” a ski film for purists, Freeskier
Two Climbing FKTs, and 7 More Can’t-Miss Stories This Week, Gearjunkie
The Ultralight Tent to Rule Them All, Outside
What Happens When Adventure Ambition Trumps Mental Health?, Adventure Journal
LOVE YOU TOO is some of the best work from The Bunch to date, Freeskier
Your Moment of Zen: A Wave So Long You Could Eat a Ham Sandwich Up There, Adventure Journal


Majorities of Americans say unions have a positive effect on U.S. and that decline in union membership is bad, Pew Research
I’m a Lyft Driver. My Passengers Act Like I’m Part of the App, Gear Latest
The State of Consumer Data Privacy Laws in the US (And Why It Matters), Wirecutter
This wildly reinvented wind turbine generates five times more energy than its competitors, The Daily Climate
Tech giants are rushing to develop their own chips here’s why, CNBC
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