Small Wars Journal

30 August SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


5 Australian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan - AP

Five Australian Soldiers Killed in Afghan Incidents - Reuters

Man in Afghan Uniform Kills 3 NATO Troops - AP

Afghan Soldier 'Kills NATO Trio' - BBC

Karzai Considering Divisive Figures for Top Posts - NYT

Karzai Moves to Replace Afghan Security Chiefs - AP

Afghanistan Intelligence Chief Nabil Removed by Karzai - BBC

Abuse Allegations Mount Against Flagship Afghan Police Force - Reuters

Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Kills 2 NATO Troops - AP

Different Calculations Mark Grim Milestone in Afghanistan - S&S

Combined Force Arrests Taliban Weapons Supplier - AFPS



US Confirms Killing of Haqqani Leader by Drone-Fired Missile - WP

Pakistan Officials Confirm Death of Key Militant - AP

Taliban Kill at Least 8 Pakistani Soldiers in an Ambush - NYT

Notorious Pakistan A-bomb Scientist Tries Politics - AP

Pakistan: Bail Delayed in Christian Blasphemy Case - AP



Syrian Émigrés Seek Aid in US To Arm Rebels - NYT

Syrian Rebels Say Shot Down Syrian Fighter Plane - Reuters

Syria's Assad: Government Facing 'Global Battle' - VOA

Syria Needs ‘Time’ in Battle, Assad Says - NYT

Assad Appears Defiant in TV Interview - WP

Assad Acknowledges Struggle to Win Syria Civil War - AP

Assad Blames Turkey for Syria Bloodshed - Reuters

Assad Says 'Needs Time to Win Battle' - BBC

Syrian War Tests Unity of Military in Lebanon - NYT

Egypt Leader Slams Syrian Regime During Iran Visit - AP

A Way Out of Syria - WP opinion


Middle East / North Africa

UN Leader Broaches Delicate Topics in Meetings With Iran - NYT

Iran Leader Rules Out Nuclear Bomb, Will Pursue Energy - Reuters

UN Chief Hits Host Iran Over Human Rights - AP

Prosecutors Link Money From China to Iran - NYT

Cyber Spying Spreads in Iran After Operation Blown - Reuters

Debate Continues in Turkey Over Syria, Regional Standing - VOA

US Delivers Last Batch of Tanks to Iraq - AP

Iraq Gunmen Kill Police General - BBC

Attacks in Iraq Kill General and 5 Others - AP

Yemen: US Drone Strike Kills Suspected Militants - Reuters

Yemen Says Saudi Arabia to Donate $1 Billion to Support Currency - Reuters

Medical Outreach in Jordan Tends to Its Neighbors’ Wounded - NYT

Israel Court Tells Settlers to Evacuate Outpost by Tuesday - Reuters

Israeli Official: Government to Round Up Sudanese - AP

French Probe Deepens Confusion Over Arafat Death - AP

Egyptian President's Iran Trip Signals New Priorities - VOA

China Braves Uncertainty in Egypt to Gain Foothold in Middle East - NYT

Egypt President in Iran for First Visit in Decades - AP

Egypt Troops Step Up Campaign Against Sinai Militants - BBC

Egypt Pulls Back Some Sinai Tanks - AP

Former Egyptian PM on Airport Watchlist - BBC

Libya Assembly Suspends 3 Members for Alleged Gaddafi Links - Reuters

Confederacy of Dunces in Mideast - FP opinion


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

Book on Bin Laden Killing Contradicts US Account - NYT

Ex-SEAL’s Book on bin Laden Raid: ‘He Didn't Even Pick Up His Weapon’ - WP

Book on bin Laden Raid Lifts Veil on US Special Operations' War on Terror - AP

Bin Laden Book 'Differs on Death' - BBC

CIA Balked at Chance to Kill bin Laden in '99, Polish Ex-spy Says - McClatchy

Saudi at Guantanamo Charged With Aiding Terrorism - AP

Tweeting Jihadists: The Next Generation of Militants - CSM


US Department of Defense

Missile Defense Unit Gets State-of-the-Art Tactical Operations Center - S&S

DOD Bolsters Biosurveillance Diagnostics, Monitoring - AFPS

US Commander: Stealth Fighters '100 Percent' Safe - AP

Soldiers 'Plotted to Kill Obama' - BBC

US Marines Focused on Preventing Suicides, Commandant Says - S&S

MARSOC 'Halfway House' Awaits Returning Marines - TDN

Judge in Soldier's WikiLeaks Case Weighs Evidence Request - AP

Care of Military Working Dogs at Heart of Legislation - HN

Weighing the Humvee’s Replacement - WP opinion


United States

'Lulzsec Hacker' Arrested in US - BBC

Romney Says Obama Has Failed Veterans - S&S

VA Secretary Shinseki Notes Strides in Serving Nation’s Veterans - AFPS

American Taliban Fighter, Other Muslim Inmates are Defiant - AP

USNORTHCOM Assists With Hurricane Isaac Efforts - AFPS



Kenya: New Violence in Riot-hit Mombasa - BBC

Kenya PM Blames Killing of Muslim Cleric on Nation's Foes - Reuters

S. Sudan Says Will Take Up to 6 Months to Resume Some Oil Output - Reuters

High Gold Prices Bring Chinese into Ghana's Mines - VOA

Pressure Mounts on Gambia to Stop Executions - VOA

Nigerian Human Rights Commission Probes Proposed Slum Demolition - VOA

Ex-Somali PM in Torture Ruling - BBC

Men Convicted of Beating Mali Leader Sentenced to 6 Months - VOA

Ethiopia Releases Journalist, Drops Charges - VOA

Senegal: ‘Scrap Senate’ to Boost Flood Aid - BBC



Mexican Police Attacked CIA Officers, Ambush Likely - Reuters

Mexico: 2 CIA Agents Wounded in Shooting Go to US - AP

Police Seek Mexico ex-Governor for Drug Trafficking - BBC

Mexican Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-Governor on Drug Charges - Reuters

Mexico Electoral Court Ready to Rule on Elections - AP

US Increases Drug Monitoring in Guatemalan, Honduran Waters - Reuters

200 US Marines Join Anti-Drug Effort in Guatemala - AP

Amazon Indians: Mass Killing Reported in Venezuela - AP

Venezuela: ‘Deadly Attack’ on Amazon Tribe - BBC

Venezuela Investigates Alleged Massacre in Amazon Tribal Village - Reuters

Brazil Public Sector Strike Off - BBC

Authorities Bust Cocaine Lab in Remote Honduras - AP

Honduras Policeman Apologizes to Journalists - AP

UK Foreign Minister, Ecuador VP Meet Over Assange - AP

Ecuador Upbeat About Deal to End Assange Standoff - Reuters

Latin Autocrats Failing Marx's 'Survival Test' - RCW opinion


Asia Pacific / Central

Republican Platform Outlines Tough China Stance - VOA

China City Party Chief 'Fled with Millions' - BBC

Clinton's Visit Underscores New Value of Cook Islands - LAT

USPACOM Strives to Strengthen Alliances, Build Partnerships - AFPS

Disputed Islands May Dominate Upcoming APEC Summit - VOA

Philippines Eyeing Joint Sea Patrol With Neighbors - AP

Frontier Island Residents Fear Another N. Korean Attack - VOA

North Korea May Be Facing New Food Crisis - Reuters

Japan Strives to Go Nuclear-Free - NYT

Man Beheaded, Burned in Thailand's Restive South - AP

Chinese Navy No Match for America's - TD opinion

How Kims Keep Grip on Power in North Korea - Forbes opinion



Germany’s Merkel in China for Talks on Trade, European Debt - AP

France Extends Euro Zone Olive Branch to Germany - Reuters

Russia: Opponent Claims Putin Acquired Millions in State Assets - VOA

Islamic Cleric Warns of Civil War in Russia's Dagestan - Reuters

Female Suicide Bomber Identified in Russia - AP

Georgia Frees Hostages Along Border With Russia - NYT

3 Commandos, 11 Militants Killed in Georgia - AP

Georgia Says 3 Soldiers, 11 Militants Killed Near Russia Border - Reuters


South Asia

Politician Among 32 Convicted in Riot Case in India - NYT

India Convicts Former State Minister in 2002 anti-Muslim Riots - WP

India: Convictions in Riot Case May Have Political Consequences - NYT

India Proposes Ban on Child Labor - WP

Breakthrough in U.S.-India Ties? - TNI opinion