Small Wars Journal

4 February SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup


USNI Daily - Real Clear World

BBC - CNN World - CSM World - LAT World - NYT World - WP World - VOA

WP National Security - WT National Security

American Forces Press Service - Abu Muqawama - Air Force Times

Armed Forces Journal - AOL Defense - Army Times - At War - CSM Backchannels

Battleland - Best Defense - Danger Room - Defense Tech - DoD Buzz - Early Warning

Foreign Affairs - Foreign Policy - David Ignatius

Infinity Journal - The Interpreter - Long War Journal - Marine Corps Gazette

Marine Corps Times - Military Review - National Defense - Navy Times - Parameters

Security Clearance - Stars & Stripes - Wings Over Iraq - ZenPundit

CNA - CNAS - CSIS - ILW - ISW - Rand - TJF



Pentagon Expects US to Retain Presence in Afghanistan - NYT

US Attempts to Restart Peace Talks with Taliban as Deadlines Loom - WP

Taliban Peace Talks Flounder as Troops Draw Down - AP

UK’s Cameron Hosts Afghanistan Talks - BBC

Blast Kills Afghan Family of Five - VOA

Kabul Police Arrest 6 Suspected Suicide Bombers - AP



Israel Hints at Responsibility for Syria Strike - VOA

Iranian Official: Israel Will Regret Syria Strike - AP

Assad: Israel Destabilizing Syria - BBC

Syria Opposition Leader Meets with Russian FM - VOA

After Assad, Chaos? - NYT opinion


Middle East / North Africa

US Sharpens Focus on Northern Africa - VOA

Official Says Iran Is Open to New Round of Nuclear Talks - NYT

Iran Dismisses Ninth Minister From Ahmadinejad’s Cabinet - WP

Hamas Arrests Across West Bank - BBC

At Least 15 in Attack on Kirkuk Police HQ in Iraq - VOA

Dozens Die in Attack on Police in Iraqi City - NYT

Naked Beaten Egyptian Blames Police - BBC


US Department of Defense

Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes - NYT

Female Soldiers See 'Great Opportunity' - TS

Cyberwar, Out of the Shadows - WP editorial


United States

Iraq Veteran Charged in Fatal Shooting of ex-Navy SEAL, Author - AP

Charges Over US Sniper's Murder - BBC

Veterans Across Md. May Face Perilous Wait for Help - WP



Hollande: France to Remain at Mali’s Side as Fight Continues - VOA

French Jets Attack Militant Positions in Mali - VOA

French Target Mali Rebel Bases - BBC

Mali: As Extremists Invaded, Timbuktu Hid Artifacts of a Golden Age - NYT

Somalia Islamists Back on Twitter - BBC

Rwanda Genocide Convicts Win Case - BBC

Central African Republic Unveils Unity Government - VOA

France Guards Niger Uranium Mine - BBC



US Military Expands its Drug War in Latin America  - AP

Venezuela: Chavez's Health 'Improving' - BBC

Paraguay Candidate Oviedo Killed - BBC

Brazil: Rio Inmates Escape Through Sewers - BBC

Cubans Vote on New Legislature - AP

Cuba’s Fidel Castro Votes in Election - BBC

A Chance at Justice in Guatemala - NYT opinion


Asia / Pacific

Prime Minister Abe to Tackle US-Japan Military Relations - S&S

South Korea-US Naval Drills Begin - BBC

Peace Talks Start Between Burma and Rebels - NYT

Burma Talks Amid Kachin Conflict - BBC



Conference Focuses on Syria, Iran, Mali; Barely Touches on Afghanistan - S&S

Russia: Static at US’s Radio Liberty - WP opinion


South Asia

India Tightens Laws on Sexual Assault, Trafficking After Gang Rape - WP