Small Wars Journal

11 January SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup


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Navy Times - Parameters - Stars & Stripes - ZenPundit

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



Obama, Karzai to Meet on Afghanistan's Uncertain Future - VOA

Pentagon Officials Welcome Afghan President for Talks - AFPS

Priorities Are Far Apart for Karzai and Obama - NYT

Specter of Benghazi Drives US-Afghan Talks - AP

Afghan Troop Levels Top Agenda for Obama-Karzai Talks - Reuters

Pentagon: US, Afghanistan Reach 'Last Chapter' in War - VOA

Afghan Mission in 'Last Chapter' - BBC

Drone Strikes Up Sharply Before US Dawdown - WP

Special IG for Afghan Reconstruction Cites Rampant Fraud, Waste - S&S

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS

Numbers Games in Afghanistan - WP opinion



Al-Qaida-linked Rebels About to Overrun Syrian Air Base - McClatchy

Turf War Feared After Syrian Rebel Leader Killed - Reuters

US Troops Could Help Secure Syrian Weapons - AP

Syria 'Fires Ballistic Missile' - BBC

Syria Denounces UN Envoy as ‘Biased’ - NYT

Syria Denounces Peace Envoy Who Hinted Assad Must Go - Reuters

Women’s Contributions to Uprising Evolve as War Rages On - WP



New Talks Loom Over Iran's Nuclear Program - VOA

IAEA Chief Says Not Optimistic on Iran Nuclear Talks - Reuters

Iran Finding Ways to Evade Sanctions, Treasury Dept Warns - NYT

Iran's Foreign Minister Works to Woo Egypt in Cairo Visit - McClatchy

Film to Present Iran’s View of ‘Argo’ Events - NYT

The Year We Reckon with Iran - Time opinion

To Stop Iran, Get a New Saudi King - Atlantic opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Deadly Storms Sweep Middle East - BBC

Panetta, Israeli Defense Minister Discuss Military Ties - AFPS

Austerity Budget Looms After Israel Vote - VOA

After Israel Vote, Austerity Budget Looms - Reuters

Lebanon, Cyprus Look to Natural Gas Reserves - VOA

Egypt Signals Qatar Loan Already Spent - VOA

Financial Crisis in the West Bank - NYT editorial


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

US Appeals Court Considers Release of bin Laden Raid Photos - VOA

Court Likely to Defer to US in Barring Release of bin Laden Photos - WP

Bin Laden Death Photos Might Not See the Light of Day - McClatchy

UK Holds Four in Syria Terror Probe - BBC

Don’t Close Guantánamo - NYT opinion

‘Death of a Prisoner’ - NYT opinion

Prolonging War: Why Drones Are Fool's Gold - Guardian opinion


US Department of Defense

Panetta to Services: 'Prepare for the Worst' on Budget Cuts - S&S

Pentagon Acts to Limit Spending in Case Cutbacks Begin in March - NYT

Pentagon Plans Hiring Freeze, to Slash Base Operating Costs - WP

Recruiting Remains Strong Through November - AFPS

DOD Takes on ‘No Breakfast’ Internet Myth - AFPS

The Meaning of Hagel - WP opinion


United States

Gun Violence Task Force to Send Recommendations to Obama by Tuesday - VOA

Tough Path Seen by Obama on Ban of Assault Arms - NYT

Obama Nominates New Treasury Secretary - VOA

The New Cabinet’s Worrisome Similarity - WP editorial

Make the Cabinet More Effective - NYT opinion

An America in Retreat? - WP opinion


United Kingdom

Signs of a Rift in British Coalition Over European Union - NYT

New Glock Pistols for British Forces - BBC

UK Military Switching to Glock Pistols - AP

Officer at Scotland Yard Is Guilty in Hacking Trial - NYT



Mali Government Left Reeling After Islamists Take Village - NYT

Islamists Clash With Military, Take Key Mali Town - AP

Mali President Seeks French Help Against Militant Advance - VOA

Mali Seeks French Help Against Extremists - AP

UN Calls for Fast Mali Deployment - BBC

CAR Rebels Agree to Cease-fire - VOA

CAR Rebels 'Agree to One-Week Truce' - BBC

Refugees Fear Insecurity in Kenya, Return to Somalia - VOA

Somali Pirate 'Big Mouth' Quits - BBC

Malawi Official Rejects Opposition Demands - VOA

Togolese Opposition Demands Reform, Halt to March Election - VOA



Venezuela: Chavez Rally Marks Inauguration - BBC

Venezuela: For Chavez, a Symbolic Inauguration - WP

Venezuela: A Celebration That Accentuated an Absence - NYT

Cubans Eager to Try New Law Easing Travel Rules - AP


Asia / Pacific

US Urges Allies Japan, S. Korea to Mend Ties - AP

Philippines, Japan Pledge Tighter Cooperation - VOA

Japan and Philippines Will Bolster Maritime Cooperation - NYT

New Japan PM: China's Island Dispute Moves 'Wrong' - AP

Japan Sets Defense Budget Rise Amid Islands Dispute With China - Reuters

Visit by Google Chairman May Benefit North Korea - NYT

Google Earth Helps Put N. Korea Gulag System on Map - VOA

S. Korean Plan to Shorten Military Service Causes Security Concerns - KH

China's New Leader-Harbinger of Reform or Another Conservative? - Reuters

Chinese Media Find Ways to Protest Censorship Without Staging Strike - WP

Chinese Newspaper Protests End, Battle Over Censorship Unresolved - NYT

Censorship Row Shows China's Tight Grip on Media - AP

Rights Groups Push for ASEAN Action on Missing Lao Activist - VOA



Turkey: Killing of Kurdish Activists Comes as Peace Talks Ramp Up - VOA

3 Kurds Killed in France, in Locked-Door Mystery - NYT

Evidence Suggests France Murders an Internal Kurdish PKK Feud - Reuters

French Police Hunt Kurds' Killers - BBC

New Russian Nuclear Sub 'Safer than Kursk' - BBC

Kremlin: Russia-US Adoption Agreement Valid Until 2014 - VOA

Russia to Let a Few US Adoptions Go On - NYT


South Asia

Pakistan Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 110 - VOA

Blasts in Pakistan Kill Scores and Stir Fears on Elections - NYT

Death Toll from Pakistan Bombings Rises to 120 - AP

Pakistan Blast Victims Mourned - BBC

Pakistani Shi'ites Call for Army Intervention After Quetta Bombs - Reuters

Rights Group Warns Pakistan Faces Worsening Sectarian Violence - Reuters

Bomb, Drone Attack Kill 11 People in Pakistan - AP

Cleric Return Jolts Pakistan Politics Before Vote - AP

India-Pakistan: Fresh Clash Reported in Kashmir - BBC

Lawyers Appointed for Five Accused in India Gang Rape - WP

Kashmir: The Source of the West's Problems - Telegraph opinion