Small Wars Journal

21 May SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


Afghanistan (Includes NATO Summit)

Obama: NATO Summit Will Reflect Consensus on Afghanistan - AFPS

Obama: World is Behind Strategy for Afghanistan - VOA

Leaders Focus on Winding Down Afghanistan War - WP

Obama: ‘Hard Days Ahead’ in Afghanistan - BBC

Obama: NATO Shifting to Help Peace in Afghanistan - AP

NATO to Endorse Afghan Exit Plan, Seeks Routes Out - Reuters

Supply Lines Cast Shadow at NATO Meeting on Afghan War - NYT

NATO Summit Opens With No Deal on Pakistan Supply Lines - NYT

Panetta to Confront Pakistan on Transport Charges - S&S

Panetta Discusses Cooperation With French Defense Minister - AFPS

Taliban: NATO Nations Should Leave War Like France - AP

Bomber Strikes US Soldiers in Southern Afghanistan - NYT



Activists: Syrian Troops Kill 34 People in Hama - VOA

Syria Town Shelling 'Kills 34' - BBC



International Agency Will Try to Resume Talks With Iran - NYT

UN Nuclear Chief in Iran on Key Mission - AP

IAEA Chief 'Positive' Over Iran - BBC

Russia Says West Still Considering Military Action on Iran - Reuters


Middle East / North Africa

Palestinians Sign Deal to Set Up Elections - NYT

Former Israeli PM: Jerusalem Must Be Partitioned - AP

Group: Palestinian Shot as Israeli Troops Stood By - AP

Lebanon: First Beirut Clashes Over Syria - BBC

Lebanon: Clashes Kill 1 Amid Fear of Syria Spillover - AP

Lawyers for Fugitive Iraqi VP Quit Case in Protest - AP

Yemen: Outside Sanaa, a Struggle for Influence - WP

Yemen: Suicide Bomber Targets Soldiers in Sanaa - Reuters

Yemen Troops Clash with al-Qaida in South; 17 Dead - AP

Secular or Islamist? Egypt Chooses a President - AP

Profiles of Egypt's Main Presidential Candidates - AP

Libya: Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Dies After Cancer Battle - VOA

Libyan’s Death Brings Up Debate Over His Release - NYT

US Seeks Lockerbie Justice, After Convicted Bomber's Death - Reuters

Lockerbie Bomber Death in Libya Leaves Unanswered Questions - Reuters

Egypt's March Toward Democracy - NYT opinion

Egypt: From Democracy to Sharia - NR opinion

We'll Never Know Truth About Lockerbie - TI opinion


NATO Summit (Non-Afghanistan Specific)

Secretary General Kicks Off NATO Summit in Chicago - AFPS

Protesters and Police Clash at NATO Meeting; 2 Terrorism Charges - NYTS

Thousands Begin NATO Protest March Through Chicago - AP

Confrontation at NATO Protest March Calms Down - AP


US Department of Defense

USAREUR Commander Outlines Transformation for Reservists - S&S

Navy Commissions the High-Tech USS San Diego - S&S

House Puts Squeeze on Military’s ‘Musical Arsenal’ - WP

Special Ceremony for a Special Bugle Call, the Mournful Taps - S&S


United States

Economic Woes, Political Volatility May Creep Into US Foreign Affairs - JT

Supreme Court Considers Whether to Take Up Anti-terrorism Laws - LAT

Richmond Parade Honors Iraq War Vets - AP


United Kingdom

Falklands War Memorial Unveiled at National Arboretum - BBC



East Africa to Join World Gas Giants - Reuters

Sudan Releases Captured Foreigners - VOA

Sudan Releases Foreign Nationals - BBC



Mexican Massacre Suspect Arrested - BBC

Medina Leads in Dominican Republic Poll - BBC

Dominican Election in Dispute After Apparent Win - AP

Former Colombian Hostage Suspected of Helping Plan Kidnapping - NYT

Colombia Stunned by Lawmaker's Alleged Betrayal - AP

Survivor: Honduran Police Fired on Passenger Boat - AP

Another Stumble on Cuba - WP editorial


Asia Pacific / Central

50 Years After Start of Vietnam War, US Presses to Recover Remains - S&S

Leader’s Fall in China Put Allies in Peril - NYT

China Reformer Sees His Opportunity After Bo's Fall - Reuters

End of Chen Saga Suggests Maturing US-China Ties - WP

Taiwan President Pledges Close Ties With China - VOA

US Warns N. Korea Against Another Nuke Test - AP

G-8 Warns North Korea About Further Provocations - AP

S. Korea Urges North on 'New Path' - BBC

North Koreans 'Free Chinese Crew' - BBC

Indonesia: Prosecutors Seek Life for Bali Bombing Suspect - AP

Burma: New Deal to End Fighting With Shan Rebels

Chen is Free in America - WP opinion

In China, Fear at the Top - NYT opinion



Nationalist Wins Serbian Presidency in Runoff - VOA

Nationalist Wins Serbian Presidency, Clouding Ties to the West - NYT

Nationalist Nikolic in Serbia Win - BBC

Greek Crisis Poses Unwanted Choices for Western Leaders - NYT

Fatal Bombing at Italian School Is Thought to Be the Work of One - NYT

Thousands Homeless in Deadly Quake in Italy -NYT


South Asia

Pakistan Urges a 'Permanent Solution' on US Drone Strikes - Reuters

Pakistan Blocks, Then Restores, Twitter - WP

Pakistan Restores Twitter Access - BBC

Nepal Police Detain Protesters Enforcing Strike - AP

South Asia a Rising Force in Global Meth Trade - AP

Banerjee Personifies Populist Politics in India - WP

Separatists Strike to Honor Indian Kashmir Slain - AP