Small Wars Journal

22 January SWJ Roundup


Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup


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

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Foreign Affairs - Foreign Policy - David Ignatius

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

Marine Corps Times - Military Review - National Defense - Navy Times - Parameters

Security Clearance - Stars & Stripes - Wings Over Iraq  - ZenPundit

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



Insurgent Suicide Squad Attacks Kabul Traffic Police Headquarters - VOA

Insurgents Attack Police Unit in Kabul - NYT

Nine-Hour Battle Grips Kabul - S&S

Taliban Attacks Show Afghan Insurgents’ Resilience - AP

UN Report Condemns Use of Torture in Afghan Jails - Guardian

Charity Helps Reunite Foreign Soldiers and Afghanistan Pets - LAT

The Case for an Enduring Mission in Afghanistan - FP opinion

The Perfect Squirm - NYP opinion



Syrian Opposition Delays Forming Government - VOA

Russia Sends Aircraft to Evacuate Citizens from Syria - VOA

Russia to Evacuate Citizens from Syria - WP

Activists: Fighting Rages as Russians Leave Syria - AP

Syria Suicide Bomb 'Kills Dozens' - BBC

Syrian Rebels Clash With Kurds in Northeast - Reuters

Sexual Violence A Factor in Syrian Refugee Crisis - VOA

UN Anguished, Appalled by Continued Killings in Syria - Reuters

Obama’s Failure in Syria - WP opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Libya: In Cable Day He Died, Amb. Warned Clinton on Benghazi Security - WT

Libya: Republicans Expect Clinton's Account of Benghazi - WT

Algeria Defends Tough Response to Hostage Crisis as Toll Rises - NYT

Plant Worker and 2 Canadians Helped Terrorists in Algeria Siege - Fox

Algerian PM: 37 Foreign Workers Killed in Gas Complex Siege - VOA

Algeria Says 37 Foreigners Killed - BBC

Algeria: 38 Hostages Killed in Siege - AP

3 Americans Die in Algeria Attack, 7 Survive - AP

Debate Emerges Over Algeria Hostage-Takers’ Intent - WP

Algeria Vows to Fight Qaeda After 38 Workers Killed - Reuters

Canada Examines Algerian Claims - BBC

Divisions Arise Among Opposition to Islamists in Egypt - WP

Two Blasts, Suicide Attack Kill 17 in Baghdad - Reuters

Car Bombs in Iraq Kill at Least 17, Wound Dozens - AP

UN Nuclear Agency Says Iran Talks Moved to February 13 - Reuters

UN Rights Office Slams Iran for Juvenile Execution - AP

Jordan Election Touted as Start of Democratization - AP

Protesters in Jordan Increasingly Turn Anger Toward the King - NYT

Early Israel Voting Favors Netanyahu, and Conservatism - WT

Israel Goes to Polls, Set to Re-elect Netanyahu - Reuters

Israelis Expected to Return Netanyahu to Office - AP

Netanyahu Faces Israeli Voters - BBC

Israel: Netanyahu’s Bid to Strengthen Grip May Have Backfired - WP

Palestinians See No Hope for Peace in Israeli Polls - Reuters

Arab League Official Urges Arab Israelis to Vote - AP

Will West Repeat the Same Old Mistakes in North Africa? - Guardian editorial

A Reset with Israel - WP editorial

Israel's Election Could Surprise Us - TNR opinion

Israel’s Bibi Forever - NYT opinion

US Inaction, Mideast Cataclysm? - NYT opinion

Iran Wants a Nuclear Deal, Not War - Guardian opinion


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

France Just Stopped al-Qaeda in Its Tracks - Telegraph opinion


US Department of Defense

Debt Diversion Over Troop Pay - WT editorial

Some Tough Questions for Hagel - WP opinion

Measuring Risks for Women in Combat - WT opinion


United States

Obama Begins Second Term Amid Celebration - VOA

Obama Takes Oath of Office Recognizing Military Contributions - AFPS

China Wary, Africa Hopeful as Obama Begins Second Term - VOA

Obama Lays Out Liberal Vision - WP

Obama Offers Liberal Vision: ‘We Must Act’ - NYT

Budget Battle Threatens to Shape Obama's Legacy - S&S

'Restrepo' Director Has Sorrowful Sundance Return - AP

America in Retreat, or America on the Mend? - TOI editorial

How Obama Can Mold a New World Order - NYT opinion

Obama Looks Inward, US Allies Worry - T opinion

Diplomacy Is Dead - NYT opinion

Obama's Foreign Policy of Nothingness - NR opinion

Hillary Clinton’s Legacy - WT opinion


United Kingdom

Cameron to Deliver Delayed Europe Speech on Wednesday - NYT

MoD Plans Third Round of Army Cuts - BBC

UK Moves Away from the European Project - Stratfor opinion



UN Agency Warns of Rising Unemployment - NYT



French Airstrikes Push Back Islamists and Regain Towns in Mali -NYT

In Mali, a Long Campaign Ahead - WP

French, Malian Troops Retake Rebel-Controlled Town - VOA

Islamist Rebels Gone From Malian Town of Douentza - AP

Chad Troops Move to Niger's Mali Border to Face Islamists - Reuters

Mali Security Measures Hinder Aid - VOA

US Begins Transporting French Troops, Equipment to Mali - Reuters

UK Considers Boosting Mali Support - BBC

Kenya Electoral Commission Promises Credible Vote - VOA

Coup Attempt by Rebel Soldiers Is Said to Fail in Eritrea - NYT

Eritrea Mutineers Vanish as Calm Returns - Reuters

Small African Nation Eritrea Reported Calm - AP

Iranian Ammunition Surfaces in Africa - VOA

Liberia's Charles Taylor to Begin Appeal at The Hague - BBC

Ivory Coast Charges Gbagbo Ally - BBC

Liberia’s Charles Taylor Appeals War Crimes Conviction - AP

The Real Stakes in West Africa's War - FA opinion

West Must Tread Carefully in West Africa - Scotsman opinion



Mexican President Vows to End Hunger for Millions - Reuters

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez 'Joking and Laughing' - BBC

Venezuela: ‘Laughing’ Chavez Gives Orders From Cuba - Reuters

Cuba's Internet Cable 'Finally On' - BBC


Asia / Pacific

Japan, China Struggle to Curb Tensions Over Islands - WP

Japanese Envoy in China to Talk About Islands - AP

China Challenges US Statements on Island Dispute - VOA

China’s Focus on Aerospace Raises Security Questions - NYT

In China, Signs One-Child Policy May be Coming to an End - VOA

US Circulates Draft North Korea Resolution at UN - Reuters

UN 'Nears North Korea Rocket Rebuke' - BBC

Philippines Seeks UN Help to Resolve Maritime Row With China - Reuters

Philippines 'to Take South China Sea Row to Court' - BBC

Canadian 'Opens Fire' in Philippine Court - BBC

Thai Officers Probed for Rohingya Trafficking - AP

Indonesia Sentences UK Woman to Death Over Drugs - AP

China's Plan to Sink US Navy - BI opinion

The Effects of China's Push for Education - NYT opinion

Japan the Hawk? Not So Fast - FA opinion



In Euro Zone, Signs of Progress and Fears of Complacency - NYT

Russia’s ‘Guantanamo List’ Targets Americans - WT

Mali Crisis Tests Franco-German Friendship - AP

Germany, France Paper Over Euro Cracks in Show of Unity - Reuters

France: Man Charged in Deaths of 3 Kurds in Paris - NYT

France: Chauffeur Suspect in Kurd Deaths - BBC

France: Can a War Save Francois Hollande? - Economist editorial

France and Germany's Uneven Entente - FT opinion


South Asia

India Warns Kashmiris of Possible Nuclear Attack - AP

India: Judge in Delhi Sets Hearing in Gang Rape - NYT

5 on Trial in India Gang-Rape Case - VOA

Women Take Up Self-Defense, Pepper Spray After India Rape - Reuters