Small Wars Journal

16 April SWJ Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


Taliban Attack Afghan Parliament, NATO Bases, and Western Embassies - VOA

Taliban Hits Afghan Cities in Coordinated Attack - WP

Complex Attack by Taliban Sends Message to the West - NYT

Taliban Attack Afghan Capital, 3 Other Cities - AP

Afghan-Led Forces Beat Back Brazen Taliban Attack - AP

Afghan Attacks: Fighting 'Over' in Kabul - BBC

Kabul Fighting Ends With Explosions, Heavy Gunfire - Reuters

Afghan Gov't: Militant Blames Haqqanis for Attacks - AP

Afghan Defense Ministry Says 32 Insurgents Killed in Attacks - Reuters

Afghanistan Attacks Seem Intended to Humiliate - LAT

Bold Taliban Attacks Unlikely to Alter US Afghan Plans - Reuters

Afghan Taliban Say More Similar Attacks to Come - Reuters

US and Taliban Fight for Key Afghan Highway - WP

Haqqani Insurgents Detained Over Afghan VP Assassination Attempt - Reuters

GIs Leery About Working with Taliban Defectors who Wanted them Dead - S&S

Confusion Reigned in Aftermath of Massacre, Even as Spin Had Begun - McClatchy

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS



Hundreds Escape Pakistan Prison - VOA

Taliban Free 384 Inmates in Pakistan - NYT



UN Chief Concerned by Fresh Violence in Syria - VOA

UN Truce Observers Arrive in Syria as Shelling Continues - NYT

6 UN Observers Arrive in Syria - LAT

UN Monitors Begin Work in Syria - BBC

Shelling in Syria as UN Monitors Begin Mission - AP

UN Observers Face Tough Task in Syria - WP



Progress Claimed in Iran Nuclear Talks - WP

Iran, Big Powers Agree-To Keep Talking - Reuters

Israeli PM Says Nuclear Talks Gave Iran 'Freebie' - AP

Obama Says More Iran Sanctions Coming if Talks Drag - Reuters

Obama Pushes Back at Israeli Criticism - AP

Oil Falls to Near $102 After Iran Nuclear Talks - AP

Gulf States to Meet Tuesday on UAE-Iran Island Row - Reuters

The Bitter Truth About Iran - JP opinion


Israel / Palestinians

Israel Blocks ‘Fly-in’ by Pro-Palestinian Activists - VOA

Israel Moves to Block Activists From Entering - NYT

Israel: Pro-Palestinian Activists Get Attention, But No Entry - WP

Israeli Officer Who Attacked Activist Suspended - AP


Middle East / North Africa

2 Iraqi Election Officials Released on Bail - AP

Militants Attack Yemen Checkpoint - BBC

Egypt’s Top General Calls for Finishing of New Constitution - WP

New Tumult in Egypt’s Politics - NYT

Moroccan Marriage Law Causes Uproar - WP


Al Qaeda / Terrorism

NYC Man Faces Terror Trial - AP

Experts: IRA Dissidents Could Crash Olympics Party - AP

Al-Qaeda’s Man - WP editorial


US Department of Defense

Dempsey: Nation Faces Security Paradox - AFPS

As Army Prepares to Shrink, Chief Tries to Reassure His Soldiers - NYT

Air Force Tells Pilots to Slow Down to Save Fuel - S&S

Air Force Draws Criticism on Air Base Memo - BN

Panetta Vows to Continue Fighting Sexual Assault in Military - AFPS



NATO Sees Flaws in Air Campaign Against Qaddafi - NYT


United States

Obama Expects 'Rigorous' Secret Service Probe in Colombia Misconduct - VOA

Misconduct Inquiry Targets 16, Including Five Servicemembers - S&S

Obama: 'Angry' if Secret Service Allegations True - AP

Competitive Bidding Drives GSA Investigation - WP

Shoring Up Cyberattack Defenses - WP opinion



Boko Haram Video Brings Threat to Nigerian Government ‘Doorstep’ - VOA

West African Bloc to Mediate Guinea-Bissau Coup Crisis - VOA

Mali Ready to Talk to Rebels, Not 'Foreigners' - Reuters

Malian Gunmen Abduct Swiss Woman - BBC

Africa’s Free Press Problem - NYT opinion



Cuba Issue Blocks Final Consensus Declaration at Americas Summit - VOA

Americas Meeting Ends With Discord Over Cuba - NYT

Obama Concludes Summit on Defensive About Inviting Cuba - WP

No Americas Consensus Over Cuba - BBC

Cuba Casts Big Shadow Over Summit of Americas - AP

Latin America Rebels Against Obama Over Cuba - Reuters

Obama Clears Way for Colombia Free Trade Pact - LAT

Colombia Wins Americas Summit - MH opinion

Peru Rules Out Rebel Negotiations - BBC

Peruvian Troops Free Hostages - BBC

Mexico's Pena Nieto Extends Lead Over Main Rival - Reuters

Cracking the Mexican Cartels - NYT opinion


Asia Pacific

Philippine President: No War with China Over Shoal - AP

US, Philippine Troops Start Drills Near Disputed Sea - AP

US and Philippines in Sea Drills - BBC

China Premier Demands More Anti-graft Efforts - AP

China: Bo Xilai’s Fans Show Support Online - WP

North Korea's New Leader Makes Unprecedented Speech - VOA

North Korea: Kim Jong Eun Gives First Public Speech - WP

North Korean Leader Stresses Need for Strong Military - NYT

UN Security Council Said Ready to Condemn Pyongyang Missile Launch - VOA

Failure Will Drive North Korea to Nukes - FT opinion

Why North Korea's Rocket Mattered - NYT opinion

Australia, Norway, Ease Burma Sanctions - VOA

3 Vietnamese Bloggers Charged Over Writing - AP



Trial of Confessed Mass Killer Opens in Norway - NYT

Norway Killer Breivik Refuses to Recognize Court - Reuters

Belarus Frees High-Profile Opposition Activists - VOA

Turkey Jails 1997 Coup Suspects Pending Trial - Reuters

Europe’s Economic Suicide - NYT opinion


South Asia

India Says Maoists Are Top Internal Threat - AP