Small Wars Journal

27 March SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Economics, & More


USNI Daily - Real Clear Defense - 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 - Kings of War

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



Not Your Average Weather Guys in Special Operations - S&S

Afghan Women Help Drive Resurgent Economy - VOA

Kerry Hits a Header in Kabul, Gets Earful from Afghan Women - WP

Combined Force in Kandahar Province Arrests Taliban Leader - AFPS

UK Soldier Killed in Afghanistan - BBC

Kandahar and Hope - Brookings opinion



Syrian Opposition Takes Seat at Arab Summit - VOA

Syrian Opposition Takes Syria’s Arab Summit Seat - WP

Syrian Opposition Joins Meeting of Arab League - NYT

Opposition Takes Syria Summit Seat - BBC

Iran Condemns Arab League for Handing Seat to Opposition - Reuters

Syrian Rebels Fighting Among Themselves - Time

Syria’s Shiites Offer Different Picture of War - LAT

Kerry in Paris to Talk Syria with French - AP

Swedish Scientist to Head UN Syria Chemical Weapons Probe - Reuters

Not Heeding the Lessons of War - WP opinion

No Time to Waiver on Syria - WP opinion

The Real Reason Putin Supports Assad - FA opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Obama Trip Renews Debate over Israeli-Palestinian Solution - VOA

Economic Issues Plague the Arab Spring - VOA

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Roadshow: Pitching His Political Heir - AP

Saudi Arabia Says Spy Ring Worked for Iran - AP

Qatar Proposes $1bn Jerusalem Fund - BBC

UAE Trial of 94 Slammed as 'Unfair' - BBC

Rights Groups Fears for Hunger Strikers in Bahrain - AP

Egyptian President Sees Elections in October - Reuters

Accused Egyptian Blogger Questioned - BBC

Egyptian Blogger Accused of Violence Released - AP

Lebanon's Political Merry-Go-Round - DS editorial

Will Arab Spring Ruin Lebanon's Democracy? - NY opinion

Why Did We Invade Iraq? - NR opinion

Nouri Maliki: Iraq's Great Divider - LAT opinion

Sanctions May Be Speeding Iran's Nukes - CSM opinion


US Department of Defense

Budget Cuts Cancel Deployments of 4 More Ships - S&S

Report: Pentagon Must Do More to Prevent Sex Assaults - AP

Military Judge Rejects Two Trials in Sinclair Case - FO

Ex-Defense Worker Held Without Bail Over Leaks - HSA

Defense Leaders Too Steeped in Old Ways - Time opinion


United States

Figure in Seattle Terror Plot Escapes Life Sentence - ST

Obama Names First Woman Head of US Secret Service - BBC


United Kingdom

UK Border Agency to be Scrapped - BBC


United Nations

What's at Stake in UN Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations? - Reuters

Arms Trade Treaty: Down to the Wire - NYT editorial



US Eyes Anti-Piracy Effort Along West Africa Coast - AP

Bangui Tense, but Calm, as CAR Rebels Establish Control - VOA

Congolese Rebel Leader Ntaganda Faces ICC - VOA

DR Congo's Ntaganda Appears at ICC - BBC

Congo Rebel Commander Tells ICC He Was Just ‘a Soldier’ - NYT

UN Chief Proposes Peacekeepers as Option for Mali - AP

Chinese Pursue Volunteer Opportunities in Africa - VOA

South Africa Signs Deals With Russia, China - AP

BRICS Summit Opens in South Africa - VOA

Kenya to Hear Petition Challenging Kenyatta's Vote Win - Reuters

US Citizens in Kenya Told to Be Cautious During Vote Ruling - VOA

Nigeria Militant Jailed for 24 Years - BBC

Zambia's ex-President Rupiah Banda Pleads Not Guilty - BBC



Pope Francis’ Argentina ‘Dirty War’ Past Remains Opaque - LAT

Colombian Police Seize Cocaine Stashed in Bricks - BBC

Peru Criticized for 'Avoidable' Military Draft - AP


Asia / Pacific

Fresh North Korean Threat to Attack America, South Korea - VOA

North Korea 'Combat Posture to Hit US' - BBC

North Korea Says Ready for Combat as Sanctions Tighten - Reuters

US-South Korea Alliance Won't be Bullied by North, USFK Says - S&S

Russia Denies Fighter, Sub Sales to China - DN

China Holds Landing Exercises in South China Sea - AP

US Judge Jails Chinese Man Who Exported Military Secrets - VOA

South Korea, Tokyo Seek Thaw, Nudged by US - WSJ

Japanese Courts Press Abe on Electoral Reform - WP

Japanese Troops Moving in with US Soldiers at Camp Zama - S&S

In Burma, Fear Gives Way to Anger - WP

Religious Unrest Threatens Reform, Warns Burma - VOA

Burma Riots Prompt More Curfews - BBC

General: Burma’s Military Staying in Politics - AP

Activists Fear Thai Return of Hmong Rebel to Laos - AP

China's Coming Foreign Policy Test - Economist editorial



Hagel, Russian Counterpart Discuss Mutual Security Issues - AFPS

Stavridis Presses for More NATO-Russia Dialogue - AFPS

Europeans Planted Seeds of Crisis in Cyprus - NYT

Cyprus Banks Remain Closed Despite Bailout Deal - VOA

Cyprus Straining to Reopen Banks - BBC

EU Backs Croatia to Join in July - BBC


South Asia

Italy's FM Resigns Over Return of Accused Italian Marines to India - VOA

Italy Minister Quits Over India Row - BBC

Bombs Explode During General Strike in Bangladesh - AP

Gen. Musharraf Returns to Pakistan - NYT editorial

Pakistan Needs an Anwar Sadat - NP opinion