8 January SWJ Roundup

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest:

In Wider War in Afghanistan, Survival Rate of Wounded Rises - New York

Times

Suicide Bombing in Afghan Bathhouse Kills 17 - Los Angeles Times

Sen. Webb Decries Army's 'Flawed' History of Wanat Battle - Washington

Post

101st Airborne Begins Returning After Deadly Tour - Associated Press

White House to Extend More Support to Pakistan - Washington Post

Pakistani Government Salvages Coalition, but at a Steep Price - New York

Times

Iraq Shia Cleric Moqtada Sadr Urges Iraqis to Unite - BBC News

In Southern Sudan, a Historic Vote Draws Near - Washington Post

Rioting Spreads Across Tunisia; Unrest Reported in Algeria - Los Angeles

Times

Gates Packs Familiar List of Issues for Beijing - New York Times

Gates Looking to Flex Diplomatic Muscle During Beijing Visit - Stars and

Stripes

China's Military Seems to Have a New Attitude - Washington Post

Obama Strongly Backs U.S. Trials for Terror Suspects - Associated Press

Army Big-Brain (And Blogger) Will Be New Chief of Staff - Dailyator.com

Studies Look at Possibility of Female Combat Troops - Stars and Stripes

Afghanistan

In Wider War in Afghanistan, Survival Rate of Wounded Rises - New York Times

Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents, Find Weapons - AFPS

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills Police Official - New York Times

Suicide Bomber Kills 17 in Afghan Bathhouse - Washington Post

Suicide Bombing in Afghan Bathhouse Kills 17 - Los Angeles Times

Sen. Webb Decries Army's 'Flawed' History of Wanat Battle - Washington Post

101st Airborne Begins Returning After Deadly Tour - Associated Press

Pakistan

White House to Extend More Support to Pakistan - Washington Post

Pakistani Government Salvages Coalition, but at a Steep Price - New York Times

Pakistani Opposition Party Rejoins Government - Washington Post

Key Party Rejoins Pakistan's Ruling Coalition - Los Angeles Times

Iraq

After Clericí¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬™s Return to Iraq, Followers Yearn for a Sighting - New York Times

Iraq Shia Cleric Moqtada Sadr Urges Iraqis to Unite - BBC News

Moktada al-Sadr Urges Iraqis to Resist U.S. - Associated Press

Iran

Israel: Iran Cannot Produce Nuclear Bomb Before 2015 - Voice of America

Israeli Ex-Spy Predicts Delay for Iraní¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬™s Nuclear Ambitions - New York Times

Korean Peninsula

N. Korea: Low Profile of an Heir Reinforces a Mystery - New York Times

N. Korea: Speculation Swirls Again Over Power Shift - Washington Post

North Korea Renews South Overture - BBC News

North Korea Again Proposes Talks With South Korea - Associated Press

WikiLeaks

U.S. Warning Those Named in WikiLeaks Cables - Voice of America

U.S. Subpoenas Twitter, WikiLeaks Says - Associated Press

U.S. Department of Defense

Army Big-Brain (And Blogger) Will Be New Chief of Staff - Dailyator.com

Studies Look at Possibility of Female Combat Troops - Stars and Stripes

President Authorizes U.S. Joint Forces Command Closing - AFPS

Obama Accepts Gates's Plan to Close JFCOM - Washington Post

Gates Outlines í¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Doní¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬™t Askí¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬™ Repeal Process - AFPS

United States

Struggle Forecast for Pentagon and Deficit Hawks - New York Times

Obama Decries Curbs on Trying Detainees in U.S. - Washington Post

Obama Strongly Backs U.S. Trials for Terror Suspects - Associated Press

New Measure to Hinder Closing of GuantÃÆ'¡namo - New York Times

Package to U.S. Homeland Security Chief Ignites - Reuters

CRS and Morris Davis: Written Off, Unfairly - Los Angeles Times editorial

United Kingdom

Britain Raises Terror Alert Level - New York Times

Africa

In Southern Sudan, a Historic Vote Draws Near - Washington Post

Omar al-Bashir Says South Sudan Not Ready for Split - BBC News

Excitement, Nervousness as South Sudan Prepares for Independence Vote - VOA

Many Sudanese Leave North For South Ahead Of Sundayí¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬™s Vote - VOA

Sudan Referendum Has Implications for Egypt, Analyst Says - Voice of America

4 Killed in South Sudan Attack Ahead of Referendum - Associated Press

Kerry: Darfur Integral to Better U.S.-Sudan Ties - Associated Press

Southern Sudan Votes - New York Times editorial

Canada, Britain Reject Order to Remove Ivory Coast Ambassadors - VOA

Nigeria: Ruling Party Wins Rerun State Election - Associated Press

Niger Postpones Elections - Voice of America

Gunmen Kidnap Two Frenchmen in Niamey, Niger - BBC News

Rioting Spreads Across Tunisia; Unrest Reported in Algeria - Los Angeles Times

Fresh Rioting Breaks Out in Algerian Capital Algiers - BBC News

Algeria Tries to Crack Down on Riots - Associated Press

Algeria Beefs Up Security Amid Fresh Protests - Reuters

Under Siege in War-Torn Somalia, a Doctor Holds Her Ground - New York Times

Americas

Colombia Extradites 'Queen of Amphetamines' Henao to U.S. - BBC News

Body Appears That of Mexican Border Region Mayor - Associated Press

Haitian Migrants Hide as DR Pursues Deportations - Associated Press

Asia Pacific

Gates Packs Familiar List of Issues for Beijing - New York Times

Gates Looking to Flex Diplomatic Muscle During Beijing Visit - Stars and Stripes

Gates Seeks Sustained Military Relationship with China - AFPS

U.S. Defense Chief Aims on China Trip to Build Trust - Reuters

China's Military Seems to Have a New Attitude - Washington Post

Europe

Sarkozy Deplores Attack Against Egypt Church - Voice of America

Stop Incitement in Kosovo - Washington Post opinion

Middle East

After Blast in Egypt, Many Deride Their Church as Too Timid - New York Times

Egypt's Show of Tolerance - Washington Post editorial

Chile Offers Recognition for a State of Palestine - New York Times

Palestinian Slain by Israeli Troops in Case of Mistaken Identity - Washington Post

Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian, 65, in His Bedroom - New York Times

New Israeli Military Technology Speeds Up Warfare - Associated Press

Clinton Backs Lebanon Tribunal In Hariri Meeting - Reuters

Al-Qaida Gunmen Kill 17 Soldiers in Yemen - Associated Press

South Asia

Sri Lanka Accused of Blocking Slain Editor Probe - Associated Press

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