Small Wars Journal

31 January 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 - 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



Amid Growing Fear, Another Afghan Exodus - WP

US-Purchased Fuel Could Have Come From Iran, Violating Ban - WP

Musharraf: Pakistan Can Play 'Critical Role' in Stabilizing Afghanistan - VOA

Afghanistan Warns Kabul Police: Start Following Traffic Rules - S&S

Bomb in Afghan Market Kills 2 Children - AP

Afghan Father Hands Over 'Bomber Son' to Police - BBC

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS



Israeli Warplanes Strike Inside Syria - VOA

Israel Attacks Arms Convoy in Syria, US Confirms - LAT

Israeli Airstrike in Syria Targets Arms Convoy, US Says - NYT

Israeli Airstrike Underlines Risk of Acceleration to Wider Conflict - WP

Russia Concern at Israeli 'Strike' - BBC

Israeli Concerns Rise Over Syria's Chemical Stockpile - VOA

Syrian Opposition Leader Says Open to Talks, With Conditions - NYT

Jordan Islamist Sees Clash With Secular Syrian Rebels - Reuters

US Patriot Deployment to Turkey Mired in Bureaucratic Red Tape - S&S

UN Appeals for More Aid, Halt to Syria Fighting - VOA

Israel Strikes a Syrian Target and Lays Down a Marker - WP opinion



French Troops Enter Last Mali Rebel Stronghold - VOA

Pressing Mali Effort, French Forces Enter Rebel Stronghold - NYT

French Forces Take Key Mali Town - BBC

US Air Force Continues Support to France in Mali - AFPS

Mali Crisis: 330 UK Military Personnel Sent to West Africa - BBC

French Defense Minister: Mali Operation a Success - AP

French Foreign Minister: Troops to Leave Mali Soon - AP

France Backs Possible UN Force in Mali - Reuters

UN Security Council to Discuss Peacekeepers for Mali - Reuters

Timbuktu, Gao Residents Worry about Dwindling Food, Fuel - VOA

A Long Look Before a Leap into a War in Mali - WT opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Defiant Iran Plans to Speed Up Nuclear Fuel Work - Reuters

Diplomats: Iran Prepared to Up Nuclear Program - AP

Iran 'Plans to Upgrade Enrichment Equipment' - BBC

EU Official Confident Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume - AP

Iran Says Detained Journalists Worked Illegally with Foreign News Media - WP

Peres Seen as Asking Netanyahu to Form New Israel Government - VOA

Hamas Plans More 'Enemy Language' Hebrew in Gaza Schools - Reuters

Bahrain Opposition Leader Wants Crown Prince at Talks - BBC

Egyptian Opposition Leader Calls for Talks to End Violence - LAT

Egyptian Opposition Changes Tack, Issues Call for Dialogue - WP

Egypt Curfew Scaled Back as Mursi Seeks End to Bloodshed - Reuters

Israel Ducks on Human Rights - NYT editorial

Arab Spring’s Hits and Misses - WP opinion


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

Report: Iran, Hezbollah Terror Threat Rising - AP

UK PM Urges Terrorism Fight with 'Everything at Our Disposal' - BBC

Drone Strike Prompts Suit, Raising Fears for US Allies - NYT

Guantanamo 9/11 Suspect Hearings Face Rough Start - VOA

Judge Overrules Censors in Guantánamo 9/11 Hearing - NYT

Al-Qaeda 2.0 - WP opinion

Why ‘Leading From Behind’ Works - WP opinion



NATO Chief to Warn Defense Cuts Could Endanger Alliance's Power - Reuters


US Department of Defense

Defense Spending Plummets in Biggest Decline Since Vietnam - Bloomberg

Automatic Defense Cuts Called ‘More Likely than Unlikely - Bloomberg

White House on Offensive to Get Hagel as Defense Secretary - Reuters

Sen. Levin Deflates Sen. Graham’s Threat to Block Hagel Nomination - DN

Hagel Fate Tied to Political Posturing - WT

Can Veteran Hagel Bridge Gap Between Pentagon and VA? - S&S

Hagel Says Military View Shaped by Vietnam - AP

Hagel Supports Nuclear Arms Cuts, then Elimination - AP

Special Operators Depend on Good Partners, Commander Says - AFPS

Officials to Study More Roles for Women in Special Ops - AFPS

GAO: Military Lacks Guidance on Responding to Sex Assaults - WP

Carter to Travel to France, Germany, Jordan - AFPS

Minesweeper to be Cut Up for Removal from Philippine Reef - S&S

D-Day for the Pentagon? - WP editorial

A Woman’s Place is on the Battlefield? Perhaps - Bloomberg opinion


United States

Contractors Show Brave Front as Sequester Looms - WP

High Level of Border Security Key for Immigration Overhaul - WP

Kerry Bids Senate a Tearful Farewell - WP

A Look Back at Hillary Clinton Years as America's Top Diplomat - VOA


United Kingdom

British Political Rivals Unite Against EU Exit - VOA

EU Exit Would be 'Fatal' - Clarke - BBC

PM 'Will Keep Defense Funds Pledge' - BBC

Is the Defense Budget Safe From More Cuts? - BBC opinion



S. African Convicts Seek Exoneration for Apartheid-Era Crime - VOA

Dutch Court Largely Rejects Nigerians' Case Against Shell - VOA

DR Congo Wants Better Deal From Miners - VOA

Zimbabwe 'Had $217 in Account' - BBC

Somalia Moves to Prosecute Woman Who Accused Soldiers of Rape - NYT



Special Ops Command South Presses for Increased Engagement - AFPS

Colombia’s FARC to Go on Targeting Soldiers - BBC

Nightclub Checks After Brazil Fire - BBC

Cuban Dissident Blogger, Gets Passport - NYT

Cuba Dissident Granted Passport - BBC


Asia / Pacific

US and South Korea Monitoring for Third Nuke Test by North - S&S

Nuclear Test Could Open Window on North Korea - NYT

South Korea Makes First Successful Space Launch - VOA

South Korea Satellite 'Communicating' - BBC

US-Indonesia Expand Defense Partnership - VOA

China: Tibetans Guilty Over Immolations - BBC

Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months - NYT

New York Times Says Chinese Hackers Attacked Computer Networks - WP

'China Hackers' Attack NY Times - BBC

China Takes Steps to Fight Pollution as Problem Worsens - NYT

China's Qidong Pipeline Protest Ends with Guilty Pleas - BBC

In Vietnam, Rage Growing Over Loss of Land Rights - AP

Indonesian Islamic Party Head Arrested for Graft - AP



Red Cross Struggling to Aid Europe's 'New Poor' - VOA

EU Peace Money Discussed in Brussels - BBC

Russia Cancels Agreement with US on Fighting Drugs, Human Trafficking - WP

Turkish PM Could Seek Constitutional Referendum - VOA

Kurdish Militants Dismiss Turkey Withdrawal Reports - Reuters


South Asia

Press Group: Pakistan Remains Deadly for Journalists - VOA

Roadside Bomb Kills 2 Polio Workers in NW Pakistan - AP

Bangladesh Strike Sparks Clashes - BBC