Small Wars Journal

8 September SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

US Naval Institute Daily - USNI

Real Clear World - RCP


Airstrike in Helmand Kills Taliban Attack Cell Leader - AFPS

Taliban Leader Arrested in Kandahar - AFPS

Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Outside NATO Headquarters in Kabul - WP

Suicide Bomber Strikes Near NATO Headquarters in Kabul - NYT

Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 6 in Central Kabul - AP

Suicide Attack Near Base in Kabul - BBC

Prince Harry in Afghanistan to Fly Apache Copters - AP

Highlighting Impending 'Grim Milestone' in Afghanistan was Not Insensitive - S&S

The Afghanistan Hole in the Campaigns - TA opinion



At Least 5 Killed in Damascus Mosque Attack - VOA

5 Dead as Bombs Strike Syrian Capital of Damascus - AP

Rebels Say They Freed 350 Prisoners, as Others Appeal for Unity - NYT

Peaceful Protests a Big Risk in Syria - WP

Turkey Facing Questions on Syria Policy - WP

Iraq Denies Role in Syria Conflict - CNN

Major Drinking Water Pipe Damaged in Aleppo - AP

The Failure of the Syrian National Council - FP opinion

Iran Trying to Punish Turkey for Syria - NYP opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Nuke Talk Questions Await Iranian President at UN - AP

Keep Up the Pressure on Iran, EU Foreign Ministers Urge - DPA

EU Powers Call for Tighter Iran Sanctions - BBC

Canada Closes Tehran Embassy and Orders Iran Envoys to Leave - NYT

Canada Closes Embassy in Iran and Expels Iranian Diplomats - Reuters

US Senators Urge Tougher Stand on Syria, Iran - AP

Iranian City Shrugs Off Risk of Attack - WP

Palestinian PM 'Willing to Resign' After Protests - BBC

US Hopes in Bahrain Dealt Another Setback - S&S

Bahrain Protesters Face Tear Gas - BBC

Bahrain Takes Legal Action Against Opposition Over March - Reuters

US Drone Strike Kills 5 Militants in Yemen - AP

Yemeni Militia Leader Survives Attack by Suspected Islamists - Reuters

Lebanese Army Arrests Clan Member Involved in Kidnapping - Reuters

British and Dutch Urge Sanctions Against Lebanon's Hezbollah - Reuters

Egypt Troops Arrest Dozens in Sinai Crackdown - BBC

Libya Clashes Break Out Over Sufi Shrine Attack - BBC

The US-Israeli Divide on Iran - WP editorial

The Mideast’s Sectarian Threat - WP opinion

What Happens When the Two Israels Meet? - NYT opinion

Where's the Peace Process? - Time opinion

Is China 'Buying' Egypt from the US? - GP opinion


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

US Designates Pakistan's Haqqani Network as Terror Group - VOA

US Blacklists Militant Haqqani Network - NYT

US to Designate Pakistani-based Haqqani Network as Terrorist Group - WP

US Designating Haqqani Network as Terrorists - AP

US to Blacklist Haqqani Network - BBC

DOD Welcomes Designation of Haqqani Network as a Terrorist Group - AFPS

A Glance at the Pakistan-Based Haqqani Network - AP

From Israel’s Archives, Papers on 1972 Olympics Munich Killings - NYT


US Department of Defense

Pentagon Double Checked Actions of SEALs During bin Laden Raid - CNN

AAFES Won't Sell Former SEAL's Memoir About bin Laden Raid - S&S

Former Army Employee Admits Taking Iraq Kickbacks - AP

Pentagon Welcomes New Chief of National Guard Bureau - AFPS

Napolitano Honors Outgoing National Guard Bureau Chief - AFPS

Fort Bliss Center Offers Interdisciplinary Approach to Pain - EPT

Navy Puts New Commander in Charge of Submarines - AP


United States

White House Circulating Draft of Executive Order on Cybersecurity - TH

White House Drafting Standards to Guard U.S. Against Cyberattack - WP

Tough Task for those Compensating Ill 9/11 Workers - AP

Weak US Employment Report Could Force Central Bank Action - VOA

Record Number of Foreigners Were Deported in 2011, Officials Say - NYT

Where the Candidates Stand on Defense - CNN opinion



Nigerian Islamists Claim Phone Network Sabotage - Reuters

Nigerian Phone Towers Under Surveillance After Attacks - VOA

Nigeria to Guard All Phone Masts After Attacks - BBC

US Warns of New Sudan-South Sudan Conflict Over Border - BBC

'Dozens Killed' in Sudan Clashes - BBC

Kenyan Police Seize Over 150 Bomb Detonators From Nairobi House - Reuters

Deadly 'Revenge Attacks' in Kenya - BBC

Politics Hinders Capture of Somalia's Kismayo - VOA

ECOWAS Continues to Block Arms Shipment to Mali - VOA

Zimbabwe Needs Loans to Revive Economy, Finance Minister Says - VOA



Mexican Arrested Over US Agent 'Fast and Furious' Murder - BBC

Mexico Arrests Suspect in Fast and Furious Killing - AP

Mexico Weapons Cache Found After Boy Takes Gun to School - BBC

Tweets of False Shootouts Cause Panic in Mexico - AP

Colombia’s Cease-Fire Refusal Won’t Halt Peace Talks, Rebels Say - NYT

Colombia: FARC Rebels Upbeat on Peace Talks Despite Differences - AP

US Suspends Its Antidrug Radar-Sharing With Honduras - NYT

Honduras Shooting Probe: No Fatal Fire From Anti-Drug Copter - AP

US Marines Aid Fight Against Drugs, Transnational Crime - AFPS

Venezuelan Rival Challenges Hugo Chavez to Debate - AP

Venezuela Officials: No Sign of Killings in Amazon - AP

Bolivia Says US Won't Extradite Former Leader - Reuters

Chile Army in Anti-Gay Order Row - BBC


Asia Pacific / Central

Clinton Arrives in Russia for APEC Summit - VOA

China, Russia Sound Alarm on World Economy at APEC Summit - Reuters

US Looks to Russia to Help Calm Rising Tensions in Asia - AP

Russia and Japan Move Forward on Major Natural Gas Deal - NYT

Hu Makes Pledge on Chinese Growth - BBC

China Calls for Stability Ahead of Party Congress - AP

Earthquake Kills 64 in Southwest China - VOA

Earthquakes in China Kill Dozens - NYT

S. Korean Media to End Pirate Kidnapping Blackout - VOA

South Korean Workers Threaten Strike at US Bases - S&S

US to Replace Security Contractor in South Korea - S&S

Burma Parliament Passes Foreign Investment Law - AP



After High Note for Euro Plan, Discord Emerges - NYT

US Seeks Better Russia Trade Ties - BBC

Clinton Tells Russia Trade Sanctions Will End - NYT

Clinton Sees Russia Trade Move Soon, at Odds on Syria - Reuters

Russia: Putin's Latest Stunt Invites Ridicule - NYT

Italy, NATO Search for Migrants in Mediterranean - VOA

Dozens of Migrants Said to Be Missing From Boat Near Italian Coast - NYT

France's Hollande Pledges Spending Cuts, Tax Reforms - Reuters

Italy’s Berlusconi Hints at a Comeback - WP


South Asia

Top Pakistan Policeman is Shot Dead in Quetta - BBC

Christian Pakistani Accused of Blasphemy Out on Bail - VOA

Christian Girl Granted Bail in Pakistan Blasphemy Case - NYT

Pakistan Christian 'Blasphemy Girl' Bailed - BBC

India: Parliament’s ‘Monsoon Session’ Ends in Washout - NYT

Chaos in Indian Parliament; PM Bemoans State of Democracy - Reuters

Sri Lanka Vote Seen as Test of Whether Tamils Want Self-Rule - AP

Uncertainty Looms Over Elections in Nepal - AP