Small Wars Journal

7 November SWJ Roundup


U.S. Won't Know Pace Of Afghan Drawdown For Months - Reuters

Saudi Arabia Halts Afghan Mediation - Associated Press

Afghan Soldier May Have Killed NATO Troops - Voice of America

NATO Investigates 'Deadly Attack by Afghan Soldier - BBC News

Afghan Soldier Investigated in Killing of U.S. Soldiers - New York Times

NATO: Afghan Soldier May Have Killed 2 NATO Troops - Associated Press

Bodies of 5 Afghan Policemen Found in East - Associated Press

Goldman Sachs Program Raises up Women - Washington Post


Funding Shortfalls Jeopardize Life-Saving U.N. Operations in Pakistan - VOA

Death Toll in Pakistan Mosque Suicide Bombing Over 70 - BBC News


Obama in Mumbai Calls India Market of the Future - Voice of America

Obama Invokes Gandhi, Whose Ideal Eludes Modern India - New York Times

Obama Eases Rules on Select Technology Exports to India - New York Times

Obama Unveils Nearly $10 Billion in Export Deals - Los Angeles Times

Obama Announces $10bn India Deals - BBC News

Visit to Business Centers Prompts Look at Outsourcing - Washington Post

Obama Calls India Creator, Not Poacher, of U.S. Job - Associated Press

Indian Media Say Obama Visit Hitting Right Notes - Reuters

Yemen / Al-Qaeda

U.S. Deploying Drones in Yemen to Hunt for Al-Qaeda - Washington Post

Yemeni Judge Orders 'Forcible' Arrest of U.S.-Born Cleric - Voice of America

Yemen Judge Orders Arrest of Qaeda-Linked Cleric - New York Times

Yemen Orders U.S.-born Cleric Found 'Dead or Alive' - Associated Press

Al-Qaida Claims Mail Bomb Plot - Voice of America

Al-Qaeda Group Claims Cargo Bombs - BBC News

UAE Taking Al-Qaida Claim Seriously in Crash Probe - Associated Press

Al-Qaeda is Still a Threat - Washington Post opinion


Iraqis Sue to Stop Paying Lawmakers Until Leaders are Seated - Washington Post

37 Wounded in Attacks Across Iraq - CNN News

Odierno, Crocker: Iraq's Future Still Hinges on U.S. Support - AFPS

Savoring Baghdad, Where Each Night Is a Battle - New York Times

Church Leader Urges Iraqi Christians to Quit Country - BBC News


Israel's Barak Not Optimistic About Iran Talks - Reuters

Middle Class to be Hard Hit as Subsidy Program Overhauled - Washington Post

Obama's Game of Nuclear Chicken with Iran - Washington Post opinion

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Forces Get Nod to Share Australian Bases - The Australian

Gates Says US Seeks No New Bases in Asia - Associated Press

New Criminal Probe Launched at Arlington National Cemetery - Army Times

USS San Antonio Officer Cleared of Negligence in Drowning - Virginian-Pilot

Gates Urges Congress to Repeal Gay Ban Now - Associated Press

JFCOM Spat Misguided - Army Times editorial


U.N. Rejects South Sudan Calls For Peacekeepers - Reuters

Ivory Coast Runoff Set for Nov. 21 - Associated Press

Ivory Coast Constitutional Council Confirms Poll Result - BBC News

Ivory Coast Council Overrules Poll Challenges - Reuters

Guinea Votes in Presidential Run-off Election - BBC News

Guineans Set to Vote In Presidential Run-Off - Reuters

Ethnic Cloud Hangs Over Guinea Presidential Poll - Associated Press

Tanzania: Jakaya Kikwete Re-elected President - BBC News

Somali Pirates Receive Record Ransom for Ships' Release - BBC News

Somali Pirates Receive Record Ransom - Reuters

Somalia: First U.S. Piracy Trial in More than 100 Years - Washington Post

Americas and Caribbean

Obama Voices Support for Mexico's Drugs Battle - BBC News

Reynosa Mexico: Caught Behind Enemy Lines - Los Angeles Times

Reynosa, Mexico: Where the Cartels Rule - Los Angeles Times

Mexico: Druglord's Death Could Empower Rival Zetas Gang - Associated Press

Gunmen Block Roads After Mexican Drug Lord Killed - Reuters

18 Bodies in Acapulco Grave Identified as Kidnapping Victims - New York Times

Mexico: 18 in Grave Are Missing Acapulco Travelers - Associated Press

Younger Cartel Hit Men to Blame for More Mexico Massacres - El Paso Times

In Venezuela, a New Wave of Foreigners - New York Times

Peru Officials: American Berenson to be Released Monday - Associated Press

Tomas Weakens After Hitting Haiti - Reuters

USS Iwo Jima Stands Ready to Assist in Haiti - AFPS

As Haiti Suffers, the World Dozes - Washington Post editorial

Asia Pacific

Burma Set for Elections, Military to Stay in Power - Voice of America

Turnout Appears Light in Burma's Election - New York Times

Burma's Elections Dominated by Military-Backed Political Parties - VOA

Burma Holds First National Election for 20 Years - BBC News

Burma Holds Rare Elections Amid Heavy Criticism - Associated Press

Burma Votes In First Election In 20 Years - Reuters

IMF Gives China More Voting Power - Voice of America

USFK: Security Measures, Restrictions Ahead of G-20 - Stars and Stripes

United States Urges Fiji to Return to Democracy - Reuters

North / South Caucasus

The Diary of a Killer in Chechnya - New York Times

Azerbaijan Votes for New Parliament - BBC News

Azerbaijan Election to Extend Rule Of Aliyev Party - Reuters


U.S. Election Could Derail Relations With Russia - New York Times

Russian Journalist Brutally Beaten in Moscow - New York Times

Russian Journalist Brutally Attacked in Moscow - Los Angeles Times

Russia: Medvedev Vetoes Curbs on Protests - Reuters

Germany Minister Now Warns Of Terror Attack Threat - Reuters

What Price to Stay Free of Terrorism? - New York Times opinion

Middle East

Israel Confronts Flagging Interest in Military Service - Washington Post

Israel to Quit Northern Sector of Lebanese Village - Associated Press