Small Wars Journal

26 February SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup


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

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

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Talk of Inquiry, but Not Much Is Sure After Afghan Ban on US Troops - NYT

NATO: No Evidence of Afghan Misconduct Claims - VOA

No Evidence for Afghan Claim of Misconduct, NATO Says - AP

Afghans Say Complaints of Abuses by US Commandos Ignored - WP

Complaints on US-Led Afghan Troops to Be Checked, Kerry Says - Reuters

Allied Troops in Afghanistan See Fewer Insider Attacks - USAT

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS



Saudis Step Up Help for Rebels in Syria With Croatian Arms - NYT

Kerry Issues Blunt Warnings to Syria, Iran - VOA

Kerry Vows Not to Leave Syria Rebels ‘Dangling in the Wind’ - NYT

Kerry Promises Fresh Ideas to Stop Escalating Civil War in Syria - WP

Kerry Urges Syria Opposition to Talk - BBC

Syria Opposition U-turn on Talks - BBC

Kerry Urges Syrian Opposition to Attend Rome Talks - AP

Syrian Government Ready for Dialogue with Rebels - VOA

Syria Says it's Prepared to Talk with Armed Rebels - AP

Syrian Troops Target Rebels in Damascus, Aleppo - VOA

UN Human Rights Council Concerned About Syria - VOA

UN Staffer Missing on Israel-Syria Border - AP

A Syria Policy Born of Fear - WP opinion



Kerry Issues Blunt Warnings to Syria, Iran - VOA

World Powers Set to Resume Nuclear Talks Amid Low Expectations - WP

Kazakhstan to Host Iran Nuclear Talks - BBC

Powers to Offer Iran Sanctions Relief at Nuclear Talks - Reuters

Symbolism Weighs Heavy at Iran Nuclear Talks Venue - AP

Diplomats: No Iran-UN Nuke Agency Meeting Planned - AP

What Kerry Needs to Know About Iran - FT

The Coming Collapse of Iran Sanctions - AJ opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Israel Tests New Missile Interceptor - BBC

Rocket Explodes in Israel, First Attack From Gaza Since Truce - Reuters

Gaza Rocket Lands Near Ashkelon in Southern Israel - BBC

Palestinian Prisoner Who Died in Israeli Jail Buried With Honors - WP

2 Palestinian Teenagers Hurt Amid Israeli Gunfire at Protest - NYT

Tensions High Amid West Bank Funeral - BBC

Return of Sectarian Threats in Iraq Raises Alarm - AP

Tunisian Reports Suspect’s Arrest in Assassination - Reuters

President Obama's Israel Problem - TDB opinion

Can Muslim Nations Get to the Truth? - NP opinion


US Department of Defense

Pentagon to Keep Gen. John R. Allen Probe a Secret - WP

Fine Print: A Road Map for Hagel - WP opinion


United States

With Cuts Four Days Away, No Signs of Progress - WP

Obama Urges Congress Act to Avert Budget Cuts - VOA

Whatever Budget Battle's Outcome, Lawmakers Themselves Unaffected - S&S

Kerry Heads to Berlin on Next Leg of Foreign Tour - VOA

Lawmakers Push for End to Draft Registration in US - AP

Next Time There's a Draft, Uncle Sam Might Want Women Too - S&S

Is 'War on Terror' Lawful? - Hoover opinion

Which al-Qaeda Threatens America? - TNY opinion



UN Chief Calls for Special Force to Combat Congo Rebels - Reuters

Rival DR Congo Rebel Groups 'Clash' - BBC

Tribal Clashes in Sudan's Darfur Kill More Than 500 - Reuters

Central African Republic Rebels Threaten to Resume Fighting - Reuters

Odinga Maintains Strategy in Tight Kenyan Election - VOA

MRC Not Expected to Disrupt Kenya Voting - VOA

Video Appears to Show French Hostages Abducted in Cameroon - VOA

Cameroon: French Children in 'Kidnap Video' - BBC

Methamphetamine 'Growing Concern' for West Africa - VOA

The Coming War in Sudan - WP opinion



Cuba's New Heir Apparent Has Work Cut Out for Him - AP

Castro Successor Lacks Charisma but Is Experienced Manager - Reuters

Mexico Reverses Foreign Investment Flows - AP

Belgian Killed in Mexico Had Been Threatened - AP

Colombia to Send Committee for Release of German Hostages - Reuters

Colombia Coffee Growers Go On Strike - BBC


Asia / Pacific

China's Xi Affirms Goal of Unification with Taiwan - AP

Chinese Hackers Seen as Increasingly Professional - AP

Vietnam to Participate in UN Peacekeeping Missions - AP

Philippines Martial Law Victims to Receive Reparations - VOA

US Business Delegation Visits Burma - VOA



Split Vote Sends One Clear Message in Italy: No to Austerity - NYT

Italy Election: Early Vote Count Points to Impasse - BBC

Germany’s Defense Minister Tells Soldiers 'Stop Whining' - TL

In Putin’s Russia, Shooting the Messenger - NYT opinion


South Asia

Children Toil in India’s Mines, Despite Legal Ban - NYT

India Arrests Man Accused of Spying for Pakistan - BBC

Would India Intervene in Pakistan? - EAF opinion