Small Wars Journal

19 September SWJ Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI


Peaceful Province a Test Case for Security Handoff - S&S

Report: Night Raids a Losing Tactic in Afghanistan - AP

Afghan Night Raids 'Provoke Backlash' - BBC

NATO Forces Seen Casting Afghan Night Raid Net Too Wide - Reuters

3 NATO Troops, 49 Insurgents Killed in Afghanistan Fighting - VOA

3 NATO Service Members Killed in Afghanistan - AP

iPads Helping Marines Communicate, Mark Targets - DN

Second Ganjgal Medal of Honor Case Alive - AT

Relatives Doubt Inquiry in Medal of Honor Battle - AP



Bomber Targets Top Pakistani Policeman; 8 Killed - AP

Senior Policeman Survives Pakistan Suicide Blast, 8 Dead - Reuters

Deadly Karachi Bomb Targets Police - BBC

Taliban Claims Attack on Pakistani Police Official - NYT

Fifteen Killed in Pakistan as Militants Attack Tribe - Reuters

Pakistani Troops, Taliban Battle for Drone Wreckage - VOA

Pakistani Troops, Taliban Clashed over Downed Drone - WP

US Drone Crash Sparks Pakistan Fight - BBC

Pakistan Troops Battle Taliban for US Drone Debris - AP

Pakistan Troops, Taliban Battle for US Drone Wreckage - Reuters

UN in $365m Pakistan Floods Plea - BBC

UN Needs $357 Million to Cope With Pakistan Floods - AP

Pakistan Flood Victims Sell Possessions and Beg - Reuters

Changing the Direction of U.-Pakistan Relations - LAT opinion


Israel / Palestinians

Quartet Seeks to Avert Palestinian Statehood Showdown - VOA

New York Meetings Open to Avert Palestinian Crisis - Reuters

Palestinians Turn to UN, Where Partition Began - NYT

Nervous Hamas Voices Issues With Palestinian UN Bid - NYT

Abbas Defiant as 'All Hell' Breaks Out Over UN Plan - Reuters

Abbas Sees Problems After UN Bid - BBC

Palestinians Build State, but Restricted by Israel - AP

Israel Says Palestinian Statehood Bid at UN Will Fail - VOA

Boehner Says US Must be Strong Partner for Israel - AP

BBC Poll Shows Narrow Support for Palestinian State - BBC

Jewish Settlers Prepare for Palestinian Demonstrations - LAT

In West Bank, Modest Expectations - WP

Donor Nations: Palestinians Ready for Statehood - AP

Abbas' UN Fantasy - LAT opinion



Libya Delays Forming Govt; Fighting Continues in 2 Cities - LAT

Libyans Fail to Agree on New Government - Reuters

Gadhafi Loyalists Resist at Bani Walid and Sirte - VOA

Anti-Gaddafi Troops Move Towards Sirte - BBC

Assault on Gaddafi Bastion Ends in Chaotic Retreat - Reuters

Frustration, Zeal Mix in Siege of Gadhafi Bastion - AP

Libya Revolution Filters Slowly to Desert Towns - AP



General: Foreigners Helped in Iraqi Bus Massacre - AP

Study: Invasion Led to Spike in Iraq Widows - AP

Fire at Prison in Iraqi Capital Kills 6 Inmates - AP



Syrian Opposition Meets, Calls on Assad to Stop Crackdown - VOA

Opposition Meet in Damascus to Support Protests - BBC

Syrian Opposition Calls on Assad to End Crackdown - AP

Opponents of Syria's Assad Struggle for Unity - Reuters



Egypt Election Timetable Proposed - BBC

Egypt Groups Try to Block Mubarak Loyalists From Vote - Reuters

Reform of Egypt's Police Hits a Wall: The Police - AP



Fighting Erupts for Second Straight Day in Yemeni Capital - NYT

Clashes Resume in Yemen After 26 Protesters Killed - Reuters

Death Toll Mounts in Yemen Unrest - BBC

Yemeni Forces Open Fire, Killing at Least 20 Protesters - NYT

Yemen Troops Fire on Protesters, Killing at Least 26 - LAT

Deadly Clashes During Yemen March - BBC

At Least 26 Killed in Anti-Saleh March in Yemen - Reuters

Yemeni Forces Open Fire on Protesters, 26 Killed - AP

Pro-Regime Snipers Kill 3 More Protesters in Yemen - AP



Ahmadinejad Heads to UN Assembly Weakened by Rivals - Reuters

New Delay in Case of US Hikers in Iran - VOA

US Hikers’ Release Delayed - WP

Deal to Free 2 Americans Jailed in Iran Hits Snag - AP

Iran Judge Won't Sign U.S. 'Hikers' Release Before Tues - Reuters

US Religious Envoys Urge Iran to Free 2 Americans - AP

Iran Arrests 5 People for Working for BBC - AP

The End of an Era in Iran - WP opinion

Human Rights Questions for Iran’s President - WP opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors - NYT

Saudi Arabia Tries 41 Suspected Al-Qaida Militants - AP

Morocco's Democracy Protests Restart After Hiatus - AP

Latest Developments in Arab World's Unrest - AP

The Arab Uprising - BBC full coverage


US Department of Defense

Lehman Rocks Navy with Complaints about Political Correctness - WT

Military Health and Pension Benefits Could Face Cuts - NYT

US Air Force Approves Boeing Satellite - UPI

Wanting to Get Into the Fight, and Failing - NYT opinion


United States

Public Face of an Embattled Mosque - WP

Friends of US, Terrorists in Eyes of Law - NYT

GAO Report Reveals Rift over National Guard's Border Role - AR

Administration 'Pressured Air Force General to Change Testimony' - TT



Sudan, South Sign Security Deal Over Tense Border - Reuters

1st Accord Between Sudan, South Sudan -AP

Alleged Mastermind of Nigeria UN Bombing Sought - AP

Nigeria Sets $160,000 Bounty on UN Bomb Suspect - Reuters

Nigeria: Abuja UN 'Bomber' Video Released - BBC

Nigeria: 3 Killed, 8 Wounded in Village Attack - AP

Deadly Gun Attack on Burundi Bar - BBC

Death Toll in Burundi Gun Attack Rises to 36 - Reuters

UN, Others to Boost Military in Western Ivory Coast - Reuters

British Tourist, Kidnapped in Kenya, May Be in Somalia - NYT

Pirates Say Holding British Hostage in Central Somalia - Reuters



Police Find Body of Missing Mexican Congressman - AP

Colombian Mountain Cyclists Try to Pedal Out of Poverty - WP

Colombian Rebels Attack Police Station, Injure 8 - BBC

Brazil Police Arrest Suspects in Amazon Activist Killings - AP


Asia Pacific

No New F-16’s for Taiwan, but US to Upgrade Fleet - NYT

China Criticizes US Deal to Upgrade Taiwan F-16s - AP

Mass Protest at China Solar Plant - BBC

Record Cocaine Bust in Hong Kong - BBC

China Calls for Restart of N. Korea Nuclear Talks - AP



British Police Announce Terrorism Arrests - NYT

Seven Arrested Over 'Terror Threat to the UK' - TT

UK Police Arrest 7 in Anti-Terror Operation - AP

Turkey to Freeze EU Ties if Cyprus Gets EU Presidency - Reuters

Turkish Navy to Escort Offshore Fuel Research - AP

Russians Await Putin’s Decision - WP

Gains of Pro-Russian Party Show Shift in Sentiment in Latvia - NYT

Rupture With Vatican Reveals a Changed Ireland - NYT

Greece Cabinet Holds Crisis Talks - BBC

Greece Nears a Tipping Point in Its Debt Crisis - NYT


South Asia

Health Officials at Risk as India’s Graft Thrives - NYT

India Diamond Industry Still Shaken by Bombings - LAT

Deadly Earthquake Hits Himalayas - BBC

Earthquake in India, Nepal and Tibet - LAT

More Than 20 Die in Himalayan Earthquake - NYT

Destroyed Sri Lankan Muslim Shrine to be Rebuilt - BBC