Small Wars Journal

27 June SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World – RCP



Top US Afghan General Visits Pakistan Amid Tension - AP

US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 1,892 - AP

Insurgent Attacks Kill 10 Police in Afghanistan - AP

The Real War on Women in Afghanistan - DT

At Scene of Kabul Resort Attack, a View of Different Worlds - S&S

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS



Backed by NATO, Turkey Steps Up Warning to Syria - NYT

Downing of Turkish Jet Serves as Warning - WP

Assad: Syria in 'State of War' - VOA

Assad Says Syria in a 'Real State of War' - Reuters

Turkey Threatens Military Retaliation Along Syria Border - WP

NATO Condemns Syria for Downing Turkish Jet - VOA

Erdogan Warns Syria of Turkey's 'Wrath' - VOA

Turkey Threatens Syria with Retaliation over Jet - AP

Rebels Attack Syrian Broadcaster as Assad Talks of War - NYT

Gunmen 'Storm Pro-Assad Syria TV'  - BBC

Syria: TV Station Attacked, 3 Staffers Killed - AP

Heavy Fighting Reported Around Syrian Capital - Reuters

US Intelligence Sees Few Cracks in Assad's Inner Circle - Reuters

Syrian Army Stable Despite Defections - AP

Weeks with Syrian Rebels Reveal Force of Sunni Muslim Civilians - McClatchy

UN Peacekeeping Chief: Syria Mission Won't Resume - AP

UN Probe Hints at Gov't Blame for Syria Massacre - AP

UN: Violence in Syria Worse Than Before Ceasefire - AP

Annan to Convene Syria Talks in Geneva on Saturday - Reuters      

Russia's FM Lavrov to Attend Syria Meeting, if It Happens - Reuters

A Flashpoint on Turkey’s Border - NYT editorial

How Will Turkey React to Syrian Downing of Plane? - TE editorial



Egypt's New President to Pick Woman, Christian VPs - CNN

Egyptian Court Overturns Military Decree on Civilian Arrests - VOA

Egypt Military’s Arrest Power Curbed - WP

Egypt Suspends Military Arrests - BBC

US Senators Voice Hopes, Concerns on Egypt Transition - VOA

Can We Trust Egypt's New President? - CNN opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Falling Oil Prices Put Iran Over US Sanctions Barrel - Reuters

US Congress Considers More Iran Sanctions - Reuters

Iran Says It Seeks EU Engagement, Not Stand-Off - Reuters

Iran’s Vice President Makes Anti-Semitic Speech at Forum - NYT

Before a Full House in Iran, Koran Reciters Vie for Top Honors - NYT

Iraq: Bombs in Baghdad Suburb Kill 8 - AP

Settlers Begin Evacuation of West Bank Outpost - NYT

Settlers Start Leaving West Bank Homes - WP

To Secure Egypt's Revolution, It Must Spread - TG opinion

The Fear Factor - NYT opinion

Obama's Retreat on Iran - WS opinion


US Department of Defense

New Fort Story Training Range Creates Combat Scenarios for SEALs - S&S

Making Sure Military Ballots are Counted is Project's Priority - S&S

The US Army’s $5B CAMO SNAFU - TD

An Open Celebration of LGBT Pride Month at the Pentagon - S&S

USAFE Keeps Track of Registered Sex Offenders on Base - S&S

USS Iowa: From Naval Dreadnought to Floating Gaming Station - S&S


United States

FBI Smashes Global Credit Card Fraud Ring - VOA

War of Words Heats Up Over US Gun Running Case - Reuters

Democrats Feel Pressure From Gun Lobby on Contempt Vote - NYT

A Lot at Stake for US Gun Lobby in Contempt Vote - Reuters

Aerospace Contractors Ready to Make Cuts, if Funding Falls - LAT

Young Undocumented Immigrants Hopeful with US Policy - VOA

Immigration Ruling Leaves Issues Unresolved - NYT

Arizona Law an 'Impossible Mandate?' - CNN

Arizona Police See 'Difficulties' Enforcing Immigration Law - Reuters

Taking STOCK of Congress - WP

Cargo, the Terrorists’ Trojan Horse - NYT opinion


United Kingdom

High Olympics Price Tag Draws Controversy - VOA

US-UK Security Experts Unite for London Olympics - AP

Queen and Martin McGuinness to Shake Hands - BBC

Queen, Ex-IRA Chief Plan Symbolic Belfast Meeting - AP

British Monarch Meets Victims of IRA Bombing‎ - VOA

UK Fights Off E. Africa Rendition Case - BBC



Signs of Military Professionalism, Cooperation On Rise in Africa - AFPS

Africa Militants Link Up, US Says - BBC

UN: Rwanda Aided Mutiny in Congo - WP

UN to Release Divisive Report on Rwanda Support for Congo Rebels - Reuters

President Sacks Nigeria Oil Bosses - BBC

US Condemns Crackdown on Sudan Protests - Reuters

Malian Militias Unite Against Rebel Occupation in the North - VOA

Somali Forces Gain Against Al-Shabab - VOA

Increasing Number of Somalis Fleeing Insecurity, Hunger - VOA

Gabon President Aims to Lift Living Standards - VOA

Burundi Leader Defends Journalist's Jailing - BBC

Zambia Opposition Ban Overturned - BBC

Uganda Calls Off Search for Landslide Survivors - VOA



China in $10bn Latin America Loan - BBC

Mexican Navy Searches for Missing Helicopter in Cartel Area - BBC

Violence Tops Debate Ahead of Venezuela Vote - AP

Venezuela: Chavez Foe Demands Limits on Leader's On-Air Talks - AP

Paraguay's Lugo Changes Tack Ahead of Summit - AP

Bolivia Police in New Clashes over Pay Demands - BBC


Asia Pacific / Central

UN: Amphetamine Trafficking, Usage Up in Asia - VOA

Both Koreas Suffering Worst Drought in a Century - AP

Japan Reactor Building Tilting but Not a Risk, Operator Says - NYT

China's Bloggers Push for Change - WP

Migrant Workers and Locals Clash in China Town - BBC

China Unveils New Boost for Hong Kong Ahead of Anniversary - Reuters

Rights Group Urges China to Protect Burmese Refugees - VOA

Aung San Suu Kyi Urges France to Support Burma - VOA

France Makes Pledge to Burma’s Suu Kyi - BBC

In Mongolia, a New, Penned-In Wealth - NYT



European Leaders Call for Tighter Fiscal Control - VOA

Leaders Face Ambitious Agenda at European Summit - AP

European Union Prods Germany With Fiscal Plan - NYT

World Bank Sees Steep Growth Slowdown in East EU - Reuters

Spain Officials Hailed Banks as Financial Crisis Built - NYT

Portugal Clings to Austerity on Edge of Abyss - Reuters

Documentary Links Russian Officials, Investigators in Tax Fraud - WP

Cyprus to Take Over European Presidency - NYT


South Asia

India's Finance Minister Resigns to Run for President - VOA

Coca-Cola to Invest $3 Billion More in India by 2020 - VOA

India in New Sarabjit Singh Death Row Release Call - BBC

Pakistan Denies Commuting Indian Death Sentence - AP

Pakistani Crisis Over Graft Case Set to Continue - AP        

Sri Lanka's Muslims Under Siege? - TD

Seventy Dead, 200,000 Stranded in Bangladesh Floods - Reuters