Small Wars Journal

25 July SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World – RCP


Karzai Demands Handover, Not Demolition, of NATO Bases - WP

Afghan Policemen Defect to Taliban in Farah Province - BBC

Police Official Went to Fight for Taliban, Afghans Say - NYT

Gunmen Kill American Civilian in Afghanistan - AP

US Says Service Member Killed in Afghanistan - AP

US General Opposed Hospital Abuse Probe, Witnesses Testify - AP

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS



Syrian Opposition: Assad Government Must Go - VOA

US: Rebel Gains Inevitable but Assad Can Still Seek Exit - Reuters

General Confirms Defection From Syria - NYT

Top General, Friend of Syrian President, Defects - AP

Al Qaeda Taking Deadly New Role in Syria Conflict - NYT

Officials: US Spy Efforts Struggling in Syria - WP

Ancient Aleppo Echoes With Gunfire - NYT

Syrian Troops Hit Back in Aleppo - BBC

Syrian Aircraft Bomb Aleppo as Rebels Fight for City - WP

Syrian Armored Column Closes In on Aleppo - Reuters

Israel: Confidence in Security of Syria’s Weapons Arsenal  - WP

Israel: Syria Stepped Up Chemical Weapons Security - AP

Official: Israel to Act if Syria Arsenal Breached - AP

Iran General: Reprisals Await 'Arabs' Over Syria - AP

Turkey Blocks Trucking With Syria, Rebels Fight On - AP

Turkey-Syria Border Closing to Commerce, Not Refugees - Reuters

Russia: Fresh EU Sanctions on Syria 'Counterproductive' - Reuters

Syria Is Iraq - NYT opinion

A Syrian Stalemate? - NYT opinion



Iraqi Attacks Reveal Clues About Perpetrators, Motives - VOA

Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for Iraq Killings - AP

Al Qaeda Says Carried Out Iraq Attacks - Reuters

Iraq Attacks Cloud Debate over Syria Intervention - VOA

9 Killed in Attacks After Deadly Iraq Day - AP

Death Toll in Iraq Attacks Hits 115 - VOA


Middle East / North Africa

Khamenei Tells Iran Politicians to Show More Unity - Reuters

Turkish PM, Hamas Leader Meet - AP

Egypt Names Hisham Qandil as New Prime Minister - BBC

Morsi Appoints the Next Egyptian PM - WP

Egyptian President Names Minister in Interim Cabinet as PM - NYT

In Power, Egypt's Brotherhood Seeks Balance on Islamic Law - Reuters

Israel Stirs on Eve of Mideast War - AT opinion

Israel Confronts a Flood of African Refugees - WP opinion

Iran's Delicate Strategy in Hormuz - TD opinion


US Department of Defense

'Fixing Intel' General Taking Over Defense Intelligence Agency - AP

DOD Identifies F-22 Issues, Moves to Lift Flight Restrictions - S&S

Limits Eased, Troubled Air Force Jets Will Fly to Japan - NYT

Noise, Not Safety, is Main Osprey Concern in Hawaii - S&S

DOD Will Unveil Website to Combat Stolen Valor this Week - S&S

They Loaded Mortars in the War, so Now What? - S&S

First of 8 Trials Start for Soldiers in Army Private's Hazing Death - AP


United States

Foreign Policy Experts Discuss Ways to Avert Future Genocide - NYT

Cybersecurity Bill Ready for Senate - WP

Romney Blasts Security Leaks as a Betrayal - NYT

Obama, Romney Use Veterans Convention to Hammer Differences - S&S

'What?' Confused 911 Caller Outs NYPD Spying in NJ - AP


United Kingdom

Britain Calls 1,200 More Troops for Olympics - VOA

Britain Adds Troops for Olympics - NYT

Britain Deploys 1,200 More Troops for Olympics - AP

Britain Charges 8 in Phone Hacking Scandal - VOA

Hacking Accused Protest Innocence - BBC

UK Decision on Hacker Extradition to US by October - AP



Australia Abandons Bid to Seize ex-Gitmo Detainee’s Book Profits - McClatchy



Sudan Rejects South Sudan Oil Offer - VOA

Sudan's Darfur Region Sees Fresh Clashes - BBC

UN: Drones Pose Danger to Somalia’s Skies - WP

DR Congo: Fighters Agree to Gorilla Survey in Virunga - BBC

MPs Urge Rethink Over UK Aid to Malawi - BBC

Flooding in Central Nigeria Kills at Least 35 - VOA

Ghana's President John Atta Mills Dead at 68 - VOA

Ghana VP Sworn in Hours After President's Death - AP



Returning Migrants Boost Mexico Middle Class - WP

Chavez: Venezuela to Pull Out of Rights Court - AP

Venezuela: Chavez Unveils Bolivar's Reconstructed 3-D Face - BBC

Peru President Humala Reshuffles Team Amid Mine Protests - BBC

Cuba Dissidents Arrested After Oswaldo Paya's Funeral - BBC

A Brave Cuban Who Saw a Bright Future for His Country - WP editorial

Who Killed Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Payá? - WP opinion


Asia Pacific / Central

South China Sea Dispute at 'Impasse,' Report Says - VOA

Nations at Impasse Over South China Sea, Group Warns - NYT

China: Top US Security Envoy Holds Talks in Beijing - VOA

China: Beijing Mayor Set for Promotion Amid Flood Scandal - AP

South Korean Activist Says He Was Tortured in China - NYT

South Korea's Lee Myung-bak in National Apology - BBC

Ex-Philippine President Arroyo Released on Bail - AP

Burma's Suu Kyi Makes First Parliament Speech - AP

Papua New Guinea's Rival Prime Ministers Unite - AP

'Many Dead' in Tajikistan Clashes - BBC

Tajikistan Forces Demand Handover of Rebel Fighters - Reuters



UK, France Agree on More Military Cooperation - Reuters

‘Experienced’ Team Carried Out Bulgaria Bombing - NYT

Bulgaria Blast: Burgas Bus Bomber 'Part of Group' - BBC

Bulgaria: Sophisticated Conspiracy in Suicide Bomb - AP

Financial Challenges Mount for Spain - VOA

Spain Finances Under New Pressure - BBC

Ban Ki-moon 'Concerned' by Tensions During Kosovo Visit - BBC


South Asia

India's New President Sworn Into Office - AP

India's Assam Issues 'Shoot on Sight' Orders Amid Violence - BBC

Rioters Break Curfew, More Wounded in India's Assam - Reuters

India's Top Court Bans Tourism in Tiger Reserves - VOA

Oprah Attacked for India Special - BBC

Strong Pakistani Police Cited as Key to Stability - VOA

Pakistan Refuses to Reopen Presidential Graft Case - AP