4 January SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

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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

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Afghanistan

Afghan War Effort a Key Obama Foreign Policy Issue - VOA

Insider Attacks in Afghanistan Shape the Late Stages of a War - NYT

Gen. Allen Offers Troop Level Options for Post-2014 Afghanistan - S&S

Drone Kills a Pakistani Militant Behind Attacks on US Forces - NYT

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS

Army Unit Opens Veterinary Clinic in Afghanistan - AP

The War in Afghanistan at the End of 2012 - CSIS report

 

Syria

Rebels Continue Attacks on Syrian Military Airport - VOA

Airstrikes on Rebel-Held Suburbs Show Limits of Push to Take Damascus - WP

Rebel Area Shows Limits of Rebel Push for Damascus - AP

Fighting Rages Around Syrian Military Air Base - AP

Syria Petrol Station Hit by Bomb - BBC

Car Bomb Hits Damascus Gas Station - Reuters

Hezbollah Chief Urges Lebanon to Help in Syrian Crisis - NYT

Syrian Asylum Seekers Soared in Sweden in 2012 - AP

Parents: No Word on US Journalist Missing in Syria - AP

Syria on Track to Become Islamic State - WT opinion

 

Middle East / North Africa

Iran Says Talks With Big Powers to Be Held in January - Reuters

Saudi Coast Guard Arrests 21 Iranians - Reuters

Israeli Ex-Spy Chief Criticizes PM on Iran - AP

Israel's Ex-Security Chief Says PM Wavering and Weak - Reuters

Iraq Car Bomb Kills at Least 20 Shiite Pilgrims - VOA

Iraq Bomb Targets Pilgrims, Kills 27 - WP

Bomb Kills Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq - BBC

Car Bomb in Iraq Kills 20 Shiite Pilgrims - AP

Iraq: Sadr Visits Baghdad Church, Site of 2010 Attack - AP

Growing Strains for Muslim Brotherhood and the UAE - NYT

Gaza: Hamas Allows Rival Fatah to Hold Celebration Rally - BBC

Abbas's Fatah Holds First Mass Gaza Rally in Years - Reuters

Israeli Undercover Raid Sets Off Violent Protests - AP

Man Charged With Spying for Israel in Yemen - Reuters

Drone Kills Three Al Qaeda Suspects in Yemen - Reuters

Libya: Clinton 'Will Testify About Consulate Security Shambles' - DM

Libyan Gunmen Seize Top Policeman - BBC

Libya: Police Captain in Benghazi Abducted - Reuters

Rising Violence Against Egyptian Women Worries Rights Activists - VOA

Egyptian TV Satirist Faces Probe - BBC

Iran Should be Key Topic at Hearings - WP opinion

How to Talk to Iran - NYT opinion

 

Terrorism / Counterterrorism

Obama Disputes Limits on Detainee Transfers Imposed in Defense Bill - NYT

British Government Extradites al-Qaida Suspect - AP

Britain Extradites Al Qaeda Suspect to US - Reuters

Drone Kills Three Al Qaeda Suspects in Yemen - Reuters

Misplaced Secrecy on Targeted Killings - NYT editorial

Odious Provisions in the Defense Bill - NYT opinion

 

US Department of Defense

Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Authorization Act - AFPS

Obama Approves Defense Bill Despite Veto Threats - VOA

Obama Signs $633B Defense Bill - AP

Human Rights Groups Blast Obama for Signing Defense Bill - WP

Panetta Lets ex-Missile Defense Chief Keep His Rank - Bloomberg

Senate Confirms Clarke as Air National Guard Chief - AFPS

Military Update: A Case for Protecting On-Base Shopping - S&S

Iraq Vet Accused in Officer's Death Waives Hearing - AP

Air Force Base Instructor Pleads Guilty in Sex Scandal - AP

 

United States

New US Congress Sworn In - VOA

113th Congress Most Diverse, Reflecting a Changing US - WP

White House Pushes Forward on Immigration - WP

Rise in Guns Confiscated at Airports - NYT

Message From The Warrior Class To Senator Feinstein On Gun Control Bill - BI

Al Jazeera Targets US Expansion - BBC

Secretary of State Clinton to Return to Work Next Week - WP

Our Provisional Government - WP editorial

Al Jazeera in America - NYT editorial

 

United Kingdom

British Government Extradites al-Qaida Suspect - AP

Britain Extradites Al Qaeda Suspect to US - Reuters

Argentina Renews Dispute With Britain Over Falklands - VOA

Argentina's President Urges Falklands Talks With Britain - Reuters

Argentina's Leader Tells UK to Give Up Falklands - AP

UK Paper in Argentina Falklands Ad - BBC

N. Irish Police Injured as Flag Row Turns Violent Again - Reuters

 

Africa

Armed Groups in DR Congo Agree to Ceasefire - VOA

DR Congo, M23 Peace Talks to Resume in Uganda Friday - VOA

Rebel Threat to Quit DR Congo Talks - BBC

Congo Rebels Demand Government Sign Ceasefire for Talks - Reuters

CAR President Sacks Defense Minister - VOA

Nigeria Police Station Burnt Down - BBC

Sudan, S. Sudan Leaders to Meet in Ethiopia - BBC

No South Sudan Oil Exports Until at Least March - VOA

 

Americas

Disputes Brewing in Venezuela Ahead of Chavez Inauguration - AP

Venezuela: Chavez Battling Lung Infection - BBC

Venezuela's Chavez Fighting Severe Lung Infection - AP

Venezuela VP: Contacts With US Diplomats Distorted - AP

Argentina Renews Dispute With Britain Over Falklands - VOA

Argentina's President Urges Falklands Talks With Britain - Reuters

Argentina's Leader Tells UK to Give Up Falklands - AP

UK Paper in Argentina Falklands Ad - BBC

Cuban Group Says Political Detentions Rose Dramatically in 2012 - Reuters

 

Asia / Pacific

Japanese Envoy Tries to Mend Ties With South Korea - NYT

Japan Tries to Soothe Island Row with South Korea - BBC

South Korea Rejects Extradition in Attack on Japanese Shrine - NYT

S. Korea Says Japan Must Heal Wounds of Wartime Excesses - Reuters

US: Bad Timing for Google Exec's North Korea Trip - VOA

US Criticizes Google North Korea Visit - BBC

2 Americans Are Advised Not to Visit North Korea - NYT

Deadly Gun Attack in the Philippines - BBC

China Shuts Website of Leading Reformist Magazine - Reuters

Journalists Confront China Censors Over Editorial - AP

UN Urges Thailand Not to Deport Rohingya Migrants - VOA

China’s Princelings - WP editorial

 

Europe

Russian Navy Plans Huge Exercise in Mediterranean, Black Seas - S&S

Radio Liberty Silenced in Russia - WP

Czech Mass Amnesty Draws Protests - BBC

Turkish Government in Talks with Kurdish Rebel Chief - VOA

Turkish Kurd Deputies Meet Jailed Militant Leader Ocalan - Reuters

Turkey's ex-Military Chief Testifies on Coup Role - AP

Ex-Turkish Army Chief Freed Pending Trial - AP

 

South Asia

Drone Kills a Pakistani Militant Behind Attacks on US Forces - NYT

Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Leaves British Hospital - Reuters

Indian Police Charge Five With Rape, Murder of Student - VOA

India: Charges Filed Against 5 Over Rape in New Delhi - NYT

India 'Rapist Leader' Suspended - BBC

India: Delhi to Appoint More Policewomen - BBC

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