Small Wars Journal

20 January SWJ Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


Karzai Aide: US Isn’t Providing Enough Details About Taliban Talks - NYT

Kabul Feels Out of the Loop on Talks - WP

McMaster: Afghan Anti-corruption Drive is Working - WP

Costs Soar for New War Supply Routes - AP

Bomb Attacks Kill 19 in Kandahar - WP

Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Kills 6 NATO Troops - LAT

Afghan Helicopter Crash Kills Six - BBC

6 NATO Troops Die in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash - AP

ISAF Operations Roundup - AFPS



Pakistan: Ties With US Still on Hold - VOA

Pakistani PM Appears Before Supreme Court - VOA

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Makes Plea to Avoid Jail Time - NYT

Pakistan PM Goes Before Top Court - WP

Pakistan PM Defends President at Supreme Court - AP

Two Foreigners Seized in Pakistan - BBC

Senior Al Qaeda Figure Killed in Drone Strike - Reuters

Timeline: Pakistan's Troubled History - Reuters



Israeli Officials Worry Over Iran’s Bomb-Making Abilities - WT

Iran Warns Region Against 'Dangerous' Stance on Hormuz - Reuters

US Forces Poised to Deal with Iran Threat - VOA

US General Visits Israel for Discussions on Iran - NYT

US Military Chief in Israel to Discuss Iran Nukes - AP

EU States Still Divided Over Details of Iran Oil Embargo - Reuters

Deal on EU Embargo of Iran's Oil Remains in Doubt - AP

Iran Says Scientist's Killer May Have Used UN Info - Reuters

Time to Attack Iran - FA opinion

Not Time to Attack Iran - FA opinion

The Case For Regime Change in Iran - FA opinion

The Flawed Logic of Striking Iran - FA opinion



Deadline Expires on Arab League Monitors' Syria Mission - LAT

Monitors’ Mission Expires in Syria - WP

Syria Killings Persist as Arab Monitors' Mandate Expires - Reuters

Arab League Considers Extension of Syria Mission - AP

Arab Observers to Report on Syria - BBC

Syria’s Rising Toll - NYT editorial



Marine's Trial in Iraq Killings Interrupted - AP


Middle East / North Africa

Palestinians to Renew Efforts for Bid to UN - WT

Thailand Gives Official Recognition for Palestine - AP

Israel Arrests Palestinian Parliament Speaker - VOA

Israel Arrests Senior Palestinian - BBC

Yemen 'Amends Saleh Immunity Law' - BBC

Minister: Egypt Open for Business - WT

5 Unemployed Moroccans Set Selves on Fire - AP


US Department of Defense

WikiLeaks: 2nd Officer Recommends Manning be Court Martialed - AP

Prosecutor: Extremist Magazine Prompted Order on Detainee Mail - AFPS

Active-Duty Soldiers Take Their Own Lives at Record Rate - NYT

Struggling with Suicide, Army Sees Uptick in Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence - S&S

Suicides Dow Among US Soldiers But Violent Crimes Rise - BBC


United States

Prosecutors: 4th Man Recruited in NYC Bomb Plot - AP

7 Charged as F.B.I. Closes a Top File-Sharing Site - NYT

Feds Shut Down File-sharing Website - AP

Occupy DC Camps Divided, Don’t Want To Be United - WT

In Deportation Policy Test, 1 in 6 Offered Reprieve - NYT



Interpol Chief Says Countries Not Using Databases - AP



Nigerian Fuel Price Spike Sparks Corruption Probe - VOA

Nigeria Puts $310,000 Bounty on Escaped Bomb Suspect - Reuters

Zimbabwe Public Servants Strike Fails - VOA

Sudanese Rebels Claim to Have Shot Down Government Helicopter - VOA

MSF Closes Major Somali Clinics - BBC

Somali Militants Tweet Supposed Kidnap Victim Photos - WP

'Many Rebels Die' in Mali Clashes - BBC

Mali Military Says 47 Killed in Northern Clashes - Reuters



Britain Pushes Latin America Ties - BBC

Honduras Congress OKs Drug-Related Extradition - AP

Prison Deaths Spike in Venezuela's Violent Prisons - AP

Chile Retreats on Requiring Media to Inform Police - AP

Jailed Cuban Dissident Dies After Hunger Strike - AP

8 Guilty for Prison Massacre in Rare Trial of Haiti Police - NYT

Haiti Police Jailed for Killings - BBC

Split Verdict in Landmark Haiti Prison Riot Trial - AP

Haiti to Scold 'Baby Doc' for Defying House Arrest - AP


Asia Pacific

China Makes Concession on Pollution Measure - WP

China’s Li Tie Jailed for 10 Years - WP

China Gets Jump on US for Brazil’s Oil - WT

China’s 'Netizens' React to Stricter Rules on Microblogging - VOA

An Ethnic War Is Rekindled in Burma - NYT

Burma: Lasting Reform is Coming - WP

Burma President Says No Turning Back on Reforms - AP

Freed Prisoners Add Momentum, Risks to Burma Reform - Reuters

Burma: “We are on the Right Track” - WP interview



Man Charged in Frankfurt Shooting Denies Terrorist Training - S&S

Spain’s Central Government to Rush Aid to Financially Ailing Regions - NYT

Russia: Putin Attacks Media 'Diarrhea' - BBC

Russia: Putin Welcomes Kissinger: ‘Old Friends’ to Talk Shop - NYT

British Admit Using 'Embarrassing' Fake Rock to Spy on Russians - LAT

British Aide Admits Russian Spy Claims - NYT

2 Bombs Hit Northern Ireland City of Londonderry - AP

French Far-Right Threatens to Upset Sarkozy's Poll Hopes - Reuters

Norway Spy Chief Quits in Secrecy Gaffe - BBC

Thousands in Turkey Protest Verdict in Journalist’s Murder - NYT


South Asia

Bangladesh Foils Coup Attempt - VOA

'Army Coup Foiled' in Bangladesh - BBC

Bangladesh Military Says it Has Foiled Coup Plot - AP