Small Wars Journal

13 February SWJ Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


Afghan President Meets Anti-Corruption Monitoring Committee - VOA

Afghan Provincial Judge Killed Amid Campaign of Assassinations - LAT

Long Neglected, Camps in Kabul Get a Deluge of Aid - NYT

2 Boys With Suicide Vests Are Arrested in Afghanistan - NYT



Pakistan PM Gilani Due in Court over Contempt Charge - BBC

Pakistani PM's Job on the Line in Court Showdown - AP

Pakistan PM Charged With Contempt in Case That Could Drag On - Reuters

Militants Decry Attacks Against Pakistani Military - AP



Arab League Calls for UN Peacekeepers in Syria - VOA

Arab League Calls for Joint UN Syria Peace Force - BBC

Arab League Steps Up Pressure on Syria and Calls for UN Help - NYT

Arab League Calls for Joint Mission with UN to Halt Rising Violence - WP

Arab Leaders Call for New Effort on Syria - LAT

Arab League Wants UN Peacekeepers in Syria - AP

Arabs Pledge Support for Syria Opposition - Reuters

Al-Qaida Leader Voices Support for Syrian Uprising - VOA

For Iraqis, Aid to Rebels in Syria Repays a Debt - NYT

Historic Tales Unfolding in Syria - LAT

White House: Matter of Time Before Assad Falls - AP

Avoiding the Syria Trap - LAT editorial



Iran to Make Nuclear Announcement - BBC

Iran to Disclose New Nuclear Projects Soon - S&S

US Admiral Says Forces Prepared to Confront Iran - AP



Egypt's Army Ruler Urges Good U.S. Ties After NGO Raids - Reuters

Egypt Stifles Pro-Democracy Voices - WP

Egypt Strike Fails to Make Impact - BBC

Egypt Inquiry Blames Fans, Police for Stadium Deaths - Reuters

UN Consultant Shot Dead in Cairo - AP

Egypt’s Unwise Course - NYT editorial


Middle East / North Africa

Israel Nationwide Strike is Over - BBC

Strike Ends as Israel and Unions Reach Pact - NYT

Palestinian Unity Deal Faces Big Hurdle - AP

Palestinian Hunger Striker Stirs Emotions - VOA

US Faces Dilemma over Crackdown on Bahrain Protests - S&S

Bahrain Security Tight Before Uprising Anniversary - AP

Bahrain Youths and Police Clash - Reuters

Turkey 'Bombs PKK Iraq Hideouts' - BBC

Turkish Jets Hit Suspected Rebel Targets in Iraq - AP


Al Qaeda

In Complicating Move, al-Qaida Backs Syrian Revolt - AP

Al-Qaida Executes 2 Yemenis Suspected of US Links - AP

3 Executed by Militants for Helping US in Yemen - Reuters

Relative Says bin Laden Wanted Kids to Avoid Terrorism - S&S


US Department of Defense

Admiral Seeks Freer Hand in Deployment of Elite Forces - NYT

Going Green is US Navy's Goal at Guantanamo - S&S


United States

White House Defends Obama Budget - VOA

Obama Faces Task of Selling Dueling Budget Ideas - NYT

Obama Budget is Preview of Election Battle - LAT

US Seeks to Mine Social Media to Predict Future  - AP

USAID Contractor Case Renews Debate on Tactics - AP

A Cyber Risk to the US - WP editorial



Senegal Youth Mobilizes Before Elections - VOA

DRC: Senior Kabila Advisor Dies in Plane Crash - VOA

DRC: Kabila Aide Dies in Plane Crash - BBC



Venezuela Chooses Chavez Challenger - VOA

Venezuela Picks Chavez Challenger - BBC

Opposition Voters in Venezuela Pick a Challenger for Chávez - NYT

Venezuela’s Capriles Emerges as Candidate to Challenge Chavez - WP

Venezuela's Opposition Picks Chavez's Challenger - AP

Colombia Seizes Rebel Explosives - BBC

Guerrilla Faction Leader Is Captured in Peru - NYT

Peru Shining Path Leader Captured - BBC

Peru: Leftist Rebel Leader Captured Wounded - AP

US Embassy in Guatemala Criticizes Legalizing Drug - AP


Asia Pacific

China’s President-in-Waiting Heads to US, Visit Crucial to Both Nations - WP

China Political Star Xi Jinping a Study in Contrasts - LAT

Tibetan Nun Dies From Self-Immolation in China - VOA

Japan: A Rift Between Generations Opens - NYT

Indonesia: Bali Bombing Suspect Put on Trial - BBC

Malaysia: Saudi Writer Is Deported Over Posts on Prophet - NYT

Malaysia Deports Tweet Row Saudi - BBC

Malaysia Defends Deportation of Saudi Journalist - AP

Burma By-Elections Vital for EU Sanctions Move - Reuters

US and China Need to Show a Little Mutual Restraint - WP opinion

China’s Heir Apparent - NYT opinion



Greek Parliament to Vote on Austerity Measures - VOA

Greek MPs Pass Austerity Package - BBC

Greece’s Parliament Approves Spending Cuts - WP

Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Plan as Riots Rage - NYT

Greek Parliament Approves New Spending Cuts Amid Protests - LAT

Suspect in Serbia PM Killing Held - BBC


South Asia

India Considers Tightening Limits on Freedom of Expression - WP

Turkmenistan Holds Presidential Election - VOA

Turkmenistan in Presidential Vote - BBC

Maldives' New President Expands Cabinet - VOA

Behind Maldives’ Glamor, a Struggling Democracy - NYT