Small Wars Journal

17 December SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup


USNI Daily - Real Clear World

BBC - CNN World - CSM World - LAT World - NYT World - WP World - VOA

WP National Security - WT National Security

American Forces Press Service - Abu Muqawama - Air Force Times

Armed Forces Journal - AOL Defense - Army Times - At War - CSM Backchannels

Battleland - Best Defense - Danger Room - Defense Tech - DoD Buzz - Early Warning

Foreign Affairs - Foreign Policy

Infinity Journal - The Interpreter - Long War Journal - Marine Corps Gazette

Marine Corps Times - Military Review - National Defense

Navy Times - Parameters - Stars & Stripes - ZenPundit

CNA - CNAS - CSIS - ILW - ISW - Rand - TJF



US, Afghanistan Hold Talks on Troop Jurisdiction - LAT

France Says Afghan Officials to Meet Taliban Near Paris - Reuters

Blast Hits US Compound in Afghan Capital - AP

Blast in Afghan Capital Kills One, Wounds 15 - Reuters

Afghanistan Mine Kills 10 Girls - BBC

Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls Collecting Firewood - Reuters

Big Decision on Afghanistan - NYT editorial



Danger Rising that Extremists Could Seize Chemical Weapons - WP

Syrian Vice President: Both Sides Losing in War - AP

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Palestinian Camp in Damascus - VOA

Syrian Airstrike Kills Palestinian Refugees and Costs Assad Support - NYT

Damascus Refugee Camp 'Attacked' - BBC

UN Chief Alarmed by Escalating Violence in Syria - Reuters

Syrian VP Says Neither Side Can Win War - Reuters



First Round of Voting Spurs Dispute in Egypt - NYT

Egyptians Appear to Support Draft Constitution - WP

Egypt Referendum Count Under Way - BBC

Egypt's Islamists Aim to Build on Constitution Vote - Reuters

Egyptian Rights Groups Ask for Referendum 'Restage' - VOA

Egypt: Next India or Next Pakistan? - NYT opinion

Muslim Brothers vs. the Liberal Street - Newsweek opinion

In Egypt, the Elite vs. the Unwashed - TS opinion


Middle East

Iran Says It Got 2 More US Drones in Past Missions - AP

Iran Media: Son of Ex-President Released on Bail - AP

Fort Bragg Troops Look Back on Role in Iraq War - FO

Iraq Attacks Kill at Least Nine - BBC

Blast Kills 5 in Disputed Area in Northern Iraq - AP

Israel’s Foreign Minister Steps Down, Predicts Comeback - WP

Blast Shakes Lebanese Border Town Near Israel - Reuters

Kuwaiti Protesters Blocked From Rallying Outside Parliament - NYT

Libya 'to Shut Southern Borders' - BBC

Is Iron Dome Anti-Peace? - JP opinion

Where's the Outrage Against Hamas? - MH opinion


US Department of Defense

Pentagon Front-Runner Has Strong Obama Ties  - AP


United States

Killing of US School Children Sparks Gun Control Discussion - VOA

‘These Tragedies Must End,’ Obama Says - NYT

High Court Fight Looms Over Right to Carry a Gun - AP

Obama Expected to Name Kerry as Secretary of State - NYT

On Foreign Policy, Kerry is Obama's Good Soldier - AP

Workers Say Charity Gave Little Money to Veterans - AP


United Kingdom

‘Fiscal Cliff’? Britain Has Already Jumped - WP



S. Africa's Zuma Vows Change at Party Conference - VOA

Leadership Meeting in S. Africa Confronts Bitter ANC Divisions - NYT

South Arica: Zuma Opens Key ANC Congress - BBC

S. Africa: COSATU Pressures ANC to Better Working Conditions - VOA

South Africa Police Foil ANC Meeting Bomb Plot - Reuters

Troops Mass in Fought-Over City, Raising Fear of New Violence in Congo - NYT

'Refugee Numbers Up' in DR Congo - BBC

Kenya: Nairobi Hit by Grenade Attack - BBC

South Africa Since Mandela - NYT opinion



Colombia, Rebels Hope Rising Trust Can Yield Peace - AP

Venezuela: Chavez Party Extends Poll Wins - BBC

Chávez Party Wins Venezuela Vote Amid Uncertainty - NYT

Chavez Allies Sweep Venezuela Vote, But Capriles Holds Seat - Reuters

Chavez Allies Sweep Venezuela Gubernatorial Vote - AP

Chavez's Cancer May Put Venezuela Devaluation on Hold - Reuters

Charges Filed in Paraguay Clash - BBC

Paraguay Farmers Charged Over Land Killings - AP


Asia / Pacific

Pacific Troops Play Santa in World’s Longest-Running Humanitarian Mission - S&S

Japan's Governing Party Resoundingly Ousted in Shift to Right - VOA

Opposition Takes Japanese Parliament - WP

Japan Election Returns Power to Old Guard - NYT

Japan's Next PM Piles Pressure on BOJ, Vows to Resolve China Row - Reuters

After Landslide, Abe Says Japan Has Difficult Road - AP

Japan's Next PM Abe Must Deliver on Economy, Cope With China - Reuters

Japan's Abe Warns on Road Ahead - BBC

Chinese Bloggers Blast Japan Poll; Gov't Does Not - AP

China Plans on Continuity in Economic Policy in 2013 - NYT

Chinese Leaders Promise Reform, Spending if Needed - AP

North Koreans Mark Kim Jong-il Death - BBC

North Koreans Mourn Kim Jong Il 1 Year Later - AP

Aid Workers May Have Been Target in Philippines - AP

Burma Health Care Broken Under Military Rule - AP



US Navy, Air Force in Europe Retain Four-Stars - S&S

Russia Opens New Investigation into Opposition Leader - VOA

For Spaniards, Having a Job No Longer Guarantees a Paycheck - NYT

Russia: Putin Turns Back Clock - WP opinion


South Asia

Pakistan Battles Militants Following Airport Attack - VOA

Car Bomb Kills 17 People in Market in Pakistan - AP

Deadly Attack on Pakistan Market - BBC

Why India Will Displace China - Bloomberg opinion