Small Wars Journal

14 August SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


End Sought To Attacks On Allies By Afghans - NYT

Afghan Officer Attacks NATO Forces; US Amb. Calls Trend ‘Troubling’ - AP

27 'Green-on-Blue' Attacks in Afghanistan this Year - CNN

Tensions Again Rising Between Afghanistan, Pakistan - IWPR

Pakistan Denies Afghan Meeting with Taliban No. 2 - AP

Town Near Kabul Shows Afghan Conflict's Grim Reality - DPA

Afghan Taliban Kill Suspected Child Kidnapper in Ghazni - BBC

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS



Rebels Claim First Jet Downing, a Possible Shift in the War - NYT

Syrian Rebels Claim They Shot Down Plane - VOA

Rebels Say They Shot Down Syrian Jet - WP

Syria Rebels 'Shoot Down Plane' - BBC

Rebel Video Claims to Show Captured Syrian Pilot - AP

Pentagon Sees Uptick in Syrian Air Attacks - Reuters

Libyan Fighters Join Syrian Revolt Against Assad - Reuters

UN Aid Chief Amos Arrives in Syria - Reuters

Islamic Body Agrees to Suspend Syria - Reuters

Syrian Refugees Try to Tear Down Jordan Camp Fence - AP

Hezbollah Denies Member Captured by Syrian Rebels - AP

Reluctance to Intervene Must End - WP opinion



From Alarm to Relief in US Amid Egypt’s Military Shakeup - WP

US Hopes Egyptian Civilian, Military Leaders Work Together - AFPS

Egypt Lifts a Junior Corps Impatient Over Military Failure - NYT

Egypt’s Morsi Defies Predictions - WP

Morsi's Moves: Egypt Revolution Step Forward or Back? - CNN

Egyptian Media: Military Shakeup 'Revolutionary' - VOA

Egypt Journalists to be Tried for 'Insults' to Morsi - BBC

Armed Men Attack Checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai - Reuters

Gaza: Egypt Opening Border Ahead of Muslim Holiday - AP

Morsi’s Muscle - WP editorial



Netanyahu Picks New Security Minister as Iran Strike Debated - Reuters

Iran Preparing to Lead Global Nonaligned Group - NYT

Russia Slams New US Sanctions on Iran - AP

Iran Raises Quake Death Toll - VOA

Iran Steps Up Quake Relief Effort - BBC

Iran Government Criticized Over Earthquake Response - Reuters

Iran Says Foreign Help for Quake Area Now Welcome - AP

Confusion Over How to Aid Iran Quake Victims - NYT

Israel and Iran - NYT editorial


Middle East / North Africa

Al-Qaida Claims Attack on Iraq Security HQ - AP

Thousands Rally in Tunisia for Women's Rights - Reuters

Obama’s Critics on Middle East Should Consider the Numbers - WP opinion



WikiLeaks Stirs Global Fears on Antiterrorist Software - NYT

Ecuador Hopes to Decide on Assange Asylum This Week - Reuters


US Department of Defense

Lockheed Spurs Debate on Defense Cuts - AJ

Storied 101st Airborne Marks 70th Anniversary - AP

Experimental X-51A WaveRider Set for Test Flight at Mach 6 - LAT

Neither Obama Nor Romney Has Realistic Plan to Tame F-35 Cost - WT

Soldier Gets 6 Months in Prison, Army Discharge in Chen Suicide Case - FO

USS Pittsburgh Commander Relieved after Allegations of Affair - TD


United States

None of the Supreme Court Justices Has Battle Experience - TA

Judge Gives Somali Pirate 12 Life Sentences in US Yacht Deaths - AP

Forest Service Requests More Aircraft for Firefighting Operations - AFPS

Young Immigrants, in America Illegally, Line Up for Reprieve - NYT

Obama Failing Military Voters - WT opinion

Security Clearance Compromise for Islam - WT opinion


United Kingdom

London Olympics: Coe Praises UK 'Spirit of Generosity' - BBC

Britain Basks in a Golden Afterglow - NYT

British Army Will Take Two-Year Hit From Olympics - Reuters



Australia 'Needs Offshore Asylum Camps' - BBC

Premier of Australia Backs Plan on Refugees - NYT

Australia Says Refugee Boat Missing With 67 People on Board - Reuters



Pope’s Butler Indicted in Vatican Leak Case - NYT

Pope's ex-Butler Paolo Gabriele to Stand Trial - BBC



WFP Seeks to Avert Zimbabwe Hunger - VOA

Copter Crash May Hinder Offensive in Somalia - NYT

Kenya Continues Search for 2 Missing Ugandan Helicopters - VOA

Ugandan Helicopters Go Missing in Kenya - BBC

South African Platinum Mine Union Riots 'Kill Nine' - BBC

From Cuba to South Sudan 'Libre' - VOA

As Somali Election Nears, Candidates Accused of Corruption - VOA

Somali Pirate Gets 12 Life Sentences in US - AP

DR Congo Athletes 'Missing' in UK - BBC



Colombia Indigenous Leader Killed - BBC

Honduras Cooperating With US Human Rights Probe - AP

Olympic Flag Arrives in Brazil - BBC


Asia Pacific / Central

N. Korea Reported Pursuing Industrial Project With China - NYT

N. Korea Official Visiting China for Economic Talks - AP

China Signals Strong Support for Decaying North Korea Economy - Reuters

North Korea Remains Key Focus for US Pacific Command - AFPS

Japan, N. Korea to Hold First Gov't Talks in 4 Years - AP

South Koreans Swim to Island Disputed with Japan - BBC

China Mum on Dates for Leadership Change Meeting - AP

Tibetans Clash With Police in West China; 1 Dead - AP

Surge in Tibetan Self-Immolations Challenges Chinese Rule-Rights Group - Reuters

Chinese Police Kill One of Most Wanted Fugitives - AP

Nearly 7 Decades Later, Northeast Asia Still Haunted by War - Reuters

Mongolia Gets New PM, Ends Weeks of Uncertainty - Reuters

Malaysian Websites Protest Law on Online Content - AP



In Putin's Russia, Little Separation Between Church and State - WT

French Youths Fire on Police in Overnight Clashes - Reuters

In Norway, Panel Lists Police Faults In Massacre - NYT

Norway Police 'Could Have Stopped Breivik Sooner' - BBC

Flaws in Norway Massacre Response Uncovered - AP

US Envoy Meets Romania Power Rivals, Voices Concerns Over Crisis - Reuters

Ukrainian Court Adjourns Trial of Ex-PM Tymoshenko - Reuters

Russian Military: Trillions of Rubles Wasted - MT opinion


South Asia

Preserving India’s Past Amid Modernization - WP

Indian Sleuths in Iran to Probe New Delhi Bombing - AP

Indian Yoga Guru Detained After Anti-Corruption Protest - AP

Wife of Md. Man Abducted in Pakistan Urges Return - AP

Nepal Church Threatened by Extremist Hindu Group - AP