Small Wars Journal

7 September SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


Gen. Allen: ISAF ‘Absolutely Driven’ to Reduce Insider Threat - AFPS

Culture Clash With Afghans on Display at Briefing - NYT

Afghans Create 'Western Culture' Manual to Help Curb Insider Attacks - S&S

Pakistan Attacks are Helping Spur Afghan Nationalism - S&S

Taliban Leader Arrested in Kandahar - AFPS

Our Terrorist Enemy in Afghanistan - WP opinion



Syrian Forces Turn to Air Power as Insurgency Gains - VOA

Syria's Rebels Struggle to Tame Assad's Air Power - AP

Worries Intensify Over Syrian Chemical Weapons - WP

Assad May be Trying to Set Up Defense in Mountain Region - USAT

US Sends More Spies, Diplomats to Syrian Border - AP

France Sends Funds to 5 Syrian Civic Groups in Rebel-Held Areas - NYT

French Direct Aid a Dubious Break for Syria Rebels - AP

Russia’s Putin Defies West, Maintains Syria Stance - VOA

Syrian Troops Take Town on Refugee Flight Route - AP

Syrian Army 'Storms Border Town' - BBC

Assassination Highlights Rifts Facing Syria Rebels - NYT

Turkey Blames Obama for Mess in Syria - FP opinion


Middle East / North Africa

US-Israel Clash Over Iran Alleged - WP

US Congressman Confirms High-Level U.S.-Israel Spat Over Iran - Reuters

Netanyahu Weighs Lie-Detector for Israeli Ministers After Iran Leak - DPA

Israeli Soldiers Kill 3 Palestinians Near Gaza Security Fence - NYT

Gaza Strip: Israeli Strikes 'Kill Six Militants' - BBC

Israel to Admit 3 of 21 Africans Waiting in Desert - NYT

Israel in Eritrean Migrant Deal - BBC

Long-Term Prospects for Palestinian Economy Worsen - VOA

Family Life According to Egypt’s Brotherhood - NYT

Egypt Police Cleared of Murders - BBC


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

White House Backs Blacklisting Militant Organization - NYT

NYT: US to Blacklist Haqqani Network - Reuters

Evidence of US Waterboarding Alleged - VOA

Suspected Hamas Leader Sues US - AP

Our Terrorist Enemy in Afghanistan - WP opinion

Tough to Believe Obama on Drones - DR opinion


US Department of Defense

Ex-SEAL Who Wrote Book on bin Laden Gets Written Off by Cadre - WT

Face of Defense: ‘Old Guard’ Sentinel Serves Last Watch - AFPS

Report: Engine Failure Caused F-16C to Crash in Utah - AP

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect’s Beard Must Be Shaved - NYT

Judge Orders Fort Hood Shootings Suspect to Shave or be Shaved - AP

Navy Cited by OSHA for Mishandling Toxic Materials - AP


United States

Conventions Rally Both US Parties - VOA

President Appeals for More Time to Fix Nation’s Problems - WP

Obama Asks for Time to Win Revival - NYT

Obama and Democrats Point to Foreign Policy Strength - NYT

Police Chiefs Urge limited Use of Drones in Local Law Enforcement - USAT


United Kingdom

Lawyer: October Decision for Hacker Wanted by US - AP

Suspected IRA Arms Cache Found on Isle of Wight - AP



Nigeria Mobile Phone Masts Targeted by Boko Harem - BBC

Kenya Red Cross: 11 Killed in Clashes - AP

Eleven Killed in Fresh Violence Over Land in Kenya - Reuters

Kenya: Islamic Radicalism Hits Ancient City of Mombasa - AP

Angola's UNITA - From Battlefield to Ballot Box - VOA

South African Miners, Lonmin Reach 'Peace' Deal - VOA

Last South African Miners Freed - BBC

South Sudan's Lost Generations Determined to Catch up on Education - VOA

Guinea's Electoral Commission Chief Resigns - VOA

Ethiopian Man Threatens Action Over UK 'Link to Abuse' - BBC



Mexico: Acapulco 'Drug Cartel Boss' Held - BBC

Colombia's FARC 'Wants Ceasefire' - BBC

Colombia's Rejects FARC Proposal to Observe Cease-fire During Peace Talks - AP

Colombia's Santos Rejects FARC Call for Ceasefire - Reuters

US Cargo Ship Captain Arrested, Vessel Detained in Venezuela - Reuters

A Venezuelan Diplomat’s Swift Rise Ends With a Murder in Kenya - NYT


Asia Pacific / Central

US Expects South China Sea Tensions to Rise - AP

Clinton: US Will Engage China Where it Can - VOA

China President-In-Waiting Signals Quicker Reform - Reuters

Hong Kong Goes to Polls With Many Fuming Over China Influence - Reuters

China: Experts Split on Bo Xilai's Fate - VOA

Singaporean Tells China US Is Not in Decline - NYT

Japan Said to Have Tentative Deal to Buy 3 Disputed Islands - NYT

Japan to Boost Isle Defense Capability Despite Cuts - Reuters

Taiwan Warns Japan Against Nationalizing Islands - AP

Vladivostok Shifts Into High Gear to Attract Asian Investors - VOA

Russia’s Ambitions Turn to the Far East - NYT

Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 35 Workers in Philippines - AP

9 Judges Resign after Burma Lawmakers Demand It - AP

Burmese Judges Forced Out by MPs - BBC



Huge Step Taken by Europe’s Bank to Abate a Crisis - NYT

Russia: Putin Says Missile Deal Is More Likely With Obama - NYT

British, French Police Investigate Shooting in French Alps - VOA

France Gun Victims Shot in Head - BBC

West Moves to Close Kosovo Supervisory Body - Reuters

NATO Chief Accuses Azerbaijan of Harming Peace Efforts - Reuters

Armenian Parliament Breaks Ties with Hungary - AP

Hungary PM Rejects IMF Loan Terms - BBC

Moldova Rebel Region Marks Independence With Soviet Ritual - Reuters

The Latest Attempt to Save the Euro - NYT editorial


South Asia

Pakistan Expels CIA-Linked Charity's Foreign Staff - VOA

Pakistan May Be Expelling Aid Group’s Foreign Staff - NYT

Pakistan: Policeman Probing Sectarian Killings Shot Dead - AP

Pakistani Judge Grants Bail to Christian Girl - AP

US Removes Nepal's Maoists from Terror List - VOA

US Lifts Terror Designation for Nepal Maoist Party - AP

'Sexist' Indian Judge Sparks Row - BBC