Small Wars Journal

16 July SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World – RCP

David Ignatius - WP Columnist


Afghan Minister Survives Attack - VOA

Afghan Police: Taliban Suspected in Wedding Bombing - AP

Marines Fight Two-day Battle with Taliban - UT

Taliban Execution: World Must React - CNN opinion

Islam is Key to a Better Afghanistan - CNN opinion



Syria Denies Attack on Civilians, in Crisis Seen as Civil War - NYT

Red Cross: Syria is in Civil War - BBC

Red Cross: Syrian Conflict Now a Civil War - AP

Fiercest Fighting Yet Reported Inside Damascus - Reuters

Syrian Government Denies Attack on Village - VOA

Syria Denies Use of Heavy Weapons in Deadly Village Fight - NYT

UN to Revisit Syria 'Massacre' Sit - CNN

US Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile - AP

Syrian Opposition to Obama: Don't Wait for Election Day to Act - CNN

Annan to Seek Putin Help on Syria in Moscow Visit - Reuters

Iran Offers to Host Syria Talks - CNN

In Syria, a Wealthy Oasis from the War - WP



Clinton Treads Carefully Amid Egypt’s Fractious Politics - NYT

Clinton Offers Aid to Egypt's Feuding Civilian, Military Leaders - VOA

Clinton, Egypt's Military Council Chief Discuss Transition of Power - CNN

Clinton Meets Egypt Army Leader - BBC

Clinton's Calls Fall Flat in Egypt Political Fight - AP

Egypt Urged to End Military Trials of Civilians - Reuters

Egypt Is Focus as Clinton Visits Israel After Nearly Two Years - Reuters

Egypt’s Top Commander Accelerates Morsi Feud - NYT

Egypt's Army Chief Raises Stakes With Islamists - AP

Egyptians Charged With Being Islamic Vigilantes - Reuters

Tomatoes, Shoes, Shouts of 'Monica' Hurled at Clinton - CNN

Egyptians Pelt Clinton Motorcade With Tomatoes - Reuters

Egyptian Officials Plan Talks to Free US Hostages - Reuters

Thousands Stage Strike at Egypt Textile Giant - Reuters



Iran Renews Hormuz Closure Threats - Reuters

Iran Parliamentarians Call for Nuclear Ships - AP

Iran Shuts Down Coffee Shops in Morality Crackdown - Reuters


Middle East / North Africa

Iraq War Will Haunt West, Says Briton Who Advised US Military - TG

Palestinians to Revive UN Recognition Bid - AP

Iraq Warns Turkey Over Separate Kurdish Oil Deal - AP

UAE Starts Up Pipeline to Bypass Strait of Hormuz - AP

UAE Opens New Oil Pipeline Route - BBC

UAE Arrests Group Planning 'Crimes Against State' - Reuters

Saudi Arabia Considers Law Against Insulting Islam - Reuters

Libya Journalists Freed From Ex-Gaddafi Stronghold - Reuters

One Dead in Protest at Mauritanian MCM Site - Reuters


US Department of Defense

Lives of Bragg Shooter and Commander He Killed Took Different Paths - FO

The Few, the Proud, the Women - NYT editorial


United States

US Misses Port Security Deadline - WP

Why Not Make Olympic Uniforms in China? - CNN


United Kingdom

Britain’s Growing Drift Away from the European Union - WP

Olympics; UK Could Use 'Lethal Force' to Protect Airspace - Reuters

London's Olympic Security Under Renewed Scrutiny - AP

Defence Secretary: Olympic Games Will Be Secure - Sky

UK Scandal 'to Hit More Banks' - BBC



African Union Seeks Regional Response to Conflicts - VOA

African Union Picks Woman Leader - BBC

South African Elected First Female AU Commission Head - Reuters

Sudan, S. Sudan Leaders Meet to Avoid War - VOA

Sudan, South Sudan Leaders Meet Over Disputes - AP

As Refugees Flee Islamists in Mali, Solutions Are Elusive - NYT

Local Militia Bolsters Islamist Militants in Mali - NYT

Radical Islamists in Mali Enlist New Militia - AP

Mali Rebels Say Have Dropped Separatist Goal - Reuters

Algeria Says Four of Its Diplomats Still Held in Mali - Reuters

Republic of Congo Holds Parliamentary Poll - VOA

Ruling Party Eyes Majority in Congo Republic Poll - Reuters

Congo Rebels Threaten to Attack UN Peacekeepers - AP

Fighting Escalates in DR Congo - CNN

Rwanda, DR Congo Leaders Reach an Accord on Foreign Force - NYT

Rwanda and DR Congo 'in Border Deal' - BBC

Congo, Rwanda Presidents Sign Up to Anti-Rebel Pact - Reuters

Nigerians Celebrate Governor’s Victory in Peaceful Election - VOA

Ethiopia Leader's Absence Raises Health Questions - AP

Ethiopia Mosque Sit-Ins See Deaths, Arrests: Protesters - Reuters



Mexican President: Drug Murders Down 15-20 Percent - AP

Mexico Gang in Youth Camp Rampage - BBC

Mexico Nabs Officer Suspected in Airport Shooting - AP

Honduran Seizures Raise Fear of Wider Conflicts - AP

Peru's Humala Approval Rating Suffers as Conflicts Flare - Reuters

US, Cuba Resume Direct Maritime Shipments - VOA

A New, Modern Haiti is Rising from the Earthquake Rubble - McClatchy

A Thousand Supporters Fete Former Haiti Leader - AP

Impasse in El Salvador - WP editorial

Democratic Deficit in Latin America - MH opinion


Asia Pacific / Central

Japan Recalls Ambassador to China over Island Dispute - WP

USPACOM Chief Arrives in Philippines for Security Talks - AFPS

Chinese Navy Ship Floated off Disputed Shoal - VOA

N. Korea Relieves Powerful Military Chief from All Posts - AP

N. Korea Experts Can See a Lot in a Hemline - NYT

Race to Help Japan Flood Victims - BBC

Floods in Japan Kill 26, Thousands Remain Cut Off - AP

Burma Signs GE Deal - VOA

Mining Lifts Some Fortunes in Mongolia - NYT

A Proper U.S. Pivot Toward Asia - WP editorial

Moving Too Fast on Burma - WP opinion



Cyprus: Foreign Tip-off Led to Terror Suspect's Arrest  - AP

Israel PM Accuses Hezbollah of Cyprus Attack Plot - Reuters

Polish Rescuers of Jews Celebrated as Heroes - AP

Nazi Hunters Give Information on Hungarian Suspect - AP

Dilemma for Greek Youth: Fight or Flee - CNN

Back in Russia Flood Zone, Putin Tries to Protect Image - Reuters

After Assassinations, Basque Killers Explain - NYT


South Asia

Mortar Kills Woman, 3 Children in Pakistan - AP