Arete – Thanksgiving Day, 2021

Military

‘Almost a Melding’ of U.S., U.K., Aussie Services Coming, BrDef
They were painted as rogue Green Berets. This is the truth the Pentagon doesn’t want you to hear, Task & Purpose
Navy Pay Delays Have Forced Some Sailors to Take Out Loans, Military.com
A Navy SEAL, an Impossible Mission, a Medal of Honor, Sandboxx News
Defense Innovation Unit publishes ethical AI guidelines, Defense News
The Taliban is No ‘Partner,’ Says Top US Special Ops Commander, Defense OneUS intelligence reports suggest possible Russian military invasion in Ukraine, Intelnews.org
Dual devotion: A Sikh Marine can now wear his turban in uniform. But he wants more, Marine Corps Times
Extremist crimes among veterans on the rise for the past decade, study finds, Military Times
Russian admiral says Kursk submarine sank due to collision with NATO sub, Pravda Report
Marine Corps plan calls for some future Marines to skip boot camp, Task & Purpose
Navy lieutenant commander arrested on sex trafficking charges in Virginia, Task & Purpose
Bill Murray signed a West Point cadet’s forehead and the video is glorious, Task & Purpose
Air Force promotes major who doxed an alleged sexual assault survivor, Task & Purpose
The Pentagon must deal with the Oklahoma National Guard vaccine revolt, Task & Purpose
US, Russian military chiefs speak by phone amid concern over Ukraine, The Hill
On Veterans Day, There Are Still Thousands of Homeless Vets in L.A. We Followed 26 to Find Out Why, RAND

National Security / Foreign Affairs

Helping Iran Fail in Iraq, Washington Examiner
Ukraine Wants More Exercises, Training With U.S., Defense One
Beijing Sprints While America Slumbers, The Dispatch
Advanced Maneuver in China Hypersonic Missile Test, WSJ
The Ramifications of Russia’s Reckless Anti-Satellite Test, Real Clear Defense
NATO Chief Seeks To Hold Germany to Its Commitments, Stars and Stripes
Raytheon, Northrop, Lockheed to Compete for Hypersonic Interceptor, Real Clear Defense
The Folly of a No-First-Use Nuclear Policy, The Hill
Taiwan’s Defense Plans Are Going off the Rails, War on the Rocks
Italian antitrust watchdog fines Apple, Amazon more than $225M, Al Jazerra
Israel to formalise defence ties with Morocco on minister’s visit, Al Jazerra
If the Russian military crashes through a forest, will NATO hear a sound?, Defense News
Recent conviction of Chinese spy in a US court could be game changer, say insiders,Intelnews.org
US bombers practiced nuclear attack on Russia, Defence Minister Shoygu says, Pravda Report
Weighing Entanglement Risks of U.S. Security Relationships, RAND
Chinese coast guard vessels block, fire water cannons at Philippine ships bringing supplies to troops, War is Boring

Homeland Security / First Responder / Wildland Fire

DoD ‘Pivot to LEO’ a Win for Commercial Satellite Industry, Real Clear Defense
Ruling The Skies? Russian Fighter Pilots Use Slide Rules, Real Clear Defense
Vaccine Mandates Won’t Immunize Against Crime, City Journal
FBI to pay millions to Parkland school shooting victims’ families, Al Jazerra
Video Games, Extremism and Terrorism | Ghost Guns | What It’s Like to Fight a Megafire, and more, Homeland Security Newswire
In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication, NY Times
SOUTH DAKOTA – MAYDAY DECLARED AT RURAL TODD COUNTY STRUCTURE FIRE, FFCC
MESA TO ADD NEARLY 200 POSITIONS TO FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS, FFCC
Billings (MT) Sets Fines for Commercial Properties with Excessive False Fire Alarms, Firefighter Nation
Phoenix Firefighters Join Lawsuit Against Vaccine Rule, Firefighter Nation
Effect of uncompensable heat from the wildland firefighter helmet, IJWF
Characterisation of thunderstorms that caused lightning-ignited wildfires, IJWF
A fire crew made up of veterans, Wildfire Today

Mountain / Outdoor Recreation

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Truck’s Traction Settings, Outside
Helicopter Rescues Entire Expedition From World’s 7th-Highest Mountain, GearJunkie
USFS Abandons Ten Sleep Management Plan, Keeps New-Routing Ban, GearJunkie
The Style Scene: Ski Mountaineering, BC Ski Touring Blog
Eyes on the Tetons, BC Ski Touring Blog
New Adventure Thing Is People Paying to Pretend They’re Lost, Adventure Journal
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 11/18/21, AAI
Yasushi Yamanoi to receive Lifetime Achievement Award Piolet d’Or Carrière 2021, Planet Mountain
Josune Bereziartu, Lynn Hill, Luisa Iovane: three women who have left their mark in the history of rock climbing, Planetmountain
Comparison: Mono-point crampons, Arcteryx
Raising Kuba, Patagonia
Here’s Why You Can’t Beat Reno Tahoe in Winter, OutsideWest Yellowstone Nordic Ski Festival Cancelled Due To Lack of Snow (First Time In 32 Year History), Unofficial Networks

Fitness / Health / Wellness / Nutrition

WHO warns of 700,000 more COVID deaths in Europe by March, Al Jazerra
Feats of Strength: Olympian Ryan Hall Completes Arduous Wood Chop & Water Carry, GearJunkie
What You Missed: IOC Abandons Testosterone Rules for Transgender Athletes, Outside
Op-Ed: Fighting for the backcountry and community identity as Grand Targhee proposes expansion, BC Mag
Why Pain Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Injured, Outside
Make Perfectly Decadent Hot Chocolate from Scratch, Outside
The 3 Indisputable Components of Fat Loss, Breaking Muscle
This Is Your Space: How to Bring Passion Back to Your Training, Breaking Muscle
Taking it easy as you get older? Wrong, Science Daily
Low Carb and Keto Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes, Mark’s Daily Apple
How Luis Gerardo Méndez Gained 25 Pounds for ‘Narcos: Mexico’, Men’s Journal
Natural immunity doesn’t protect you as well as the Covid vaccines — here’s why, CNBC

 

Interesting

How Women Seized California’s Far-right, Sacramento Bee
Rural America’s False Sense of Security, The Atlantic
How Build Back Better Could Backfire on Dems, The Atlantic
New Cannabis Bill Could Bring Bipartisan Legalization, Real Clear Policy
In Pictures: The rise of shark fishing off the Congolese coast, Al Jazerra
The EPA gets recycling all wrong, AEI
Lawmaker wants to strip military benefits from DIA director turned Trump aide Mike Flynn, Military Times
How to Shop More Ethically This Holiday Season, Gear Latest
Dodge Puts Down the Hellcat: Electric Killed the V8 Star, Gear Junkie
Ford Ranger Stuns Toyota Tacoma in Consumer Reports’ Annual Reliability Study, GearJunkie
What You Missed: Deb Haaland Orders Removal of Offensive Names on Federal Land, Outside
The Loss of a Child Takes a Physical Toll on the Heart, NY Times
Dollar Tree Says $1.25 Price Point to Become New Standard, Dollar Tree
Tesla fans flood JPMorgan’s Yelp page with 1-star reviews as Elon Musk spars with the bank, Business Insider
At least 600 Google employees — less than 0.5% of its workforce — reportedly drafted a manifesto opposing the company’s vaccine mandate, Business Insider
Don’t Cross the Wirecutter Picket Line, Gizmodo
The EV Boat Company That GM Just Bought Into Looks Pretty Promising, Jalopnik

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