Small Wars Journal

21 April SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

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Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston Bombing Suspect in Custody After Week of Terror - VOA

Second Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Arrested - WP

Inquiry on Bombing Shifts to Suspect’s Russian Trip-  NYT

Boston Marathon 'Bomber' Captured - BBC

After Capture, Questions Turn to Suspects’ Possible Motives - WP

Manhunt in Boston After Bombing Suspect is Killed - AP

Suspects With Foot in 2 Worlds, Perhaps Echoing Plots of Past - NYT

From Ocean of Evidence, Two Suspects Emerged - WP

Experts Caution Against Rushing to Conclusions in Boston Bombings - VOA

Bombing Probe Highlights Expansion of Surveillance - AP

Friends: Chechen Suspects in Boston Bombing Smart, Athletic - VOA

Chechen Brothers Suspected in Boston Bombings Grew Up as Refugees - VOA

Pro-Moscow Chechen Leader Blames US for Boston Bombing - Reuters

Interview Led Homeland Security to Hold Up Citizenship for One Brother - NYT

Security Revved Up for London Marathon - VOA

Russia's Chechnya Has Seen Decades of War, Rerror - AP

Boston Attacks Turn Spotlight on Troubled Region of Chechnya - NYT

In Battle of Security vs Privacy, Europe Has Different View than US - WP

Running for Boston at the London Marathon - WP

London Race: Tributes to Boston, Extra Security - AP

Bombing Suspects’ Immigration Story Adds Layer to Debate on Overhaul - NYT

Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects-  S&S graphic display

Chechen War Expert: 'This is a Big Deal'- TBD opinion

The Boston Bombing and its Aftermath - Commentary opinion



Reduced Security Blamed for Deadly Taliban Attack at NATO Base - WP

NATO, US Won't Continue Afghan Mission Without Forces Agreement - S&S

Audit Criticizes USAID on Power Project in Afghanistan - McClatchy

Kabul Welcomes German Military Plan to Stay, Taliban Issues Warning - DPA

Some Afghan Police Drawn to Poppy Trade to Boost Income - S&S

Task Force Works Toward Successful Transition in Afghanistan - AFPS

ISAF Operations Summary - AFPS


North Korea

US Offers Direct Korea Talks - WSJ

North Korea Demands End to UN Sanctions Before Talks - LAT

New Details on Disclosure Regarding North Korea - NYT

North Korea Is Said to Move Missiles - NYT

North Korea Issues New Threats Over Protests in South - Reuters

Iran Seeks to Export Oil to North Korea - AP

Young North Koreans Train to Seek 'Revenge on US' - AP

North Korea Moves Two More Missile Launchers - Reuters



Fierce Battles in Syria; US to Raise Aid to Rebels - AP

Kerry Says US Will Double Aid to Rebels in Syria - NYT

Kerry Says Doubling US Non-Lethal Aid to Syrian Opposition - Reuters

US Pledges to Double Nonlethal Aid to Syrian Rebels - WP

US Doubles Aid to Syrian Rebels, Who Want More - AP

US, Allies Seek to Boost Syrian Opposition - AP

US Poised for Prolonged Syrian Conflict - VOA

Clashes in Syria; Rebels Seek Foreign Intervention - AP

Battered by War, Syrian Army Creates Its Own Replacement - Reuters

Tensions High After Riot at Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan - NYT

Israel 'Will Act on Syria Weapons' - BBC

Syrian Rebels Say Allegations of Chemical Weapons Will Change Little - WP

UN Official: Will Take Decades to Rebuild Syria - VOA

Envoy Brahimi Urges UN Action on Syria - VOA

Opposition Leader Calls on Rebel Group to Renounce al-Qaida - McClatchy

Kerry Travels to Turkey for Syrian Opposition Meeting - VOA

Activists: Syrian Official Assassinated - VOA

Boston Bombings May Complicate US-Russian Diplomacy Over Syria - WP


Middle East / North Africa

Kerry Argues Against New Sanctions on Iran - LAT

Hagel: Israel, US See 'Exactly Same' Iran Threat - AP

US Arms Deal With Middle East Allies Clear Signal to Iran - Reuters

Iran Says it Will Remain Loyal to Nuclear Treaty - AP

Iran: Ahmadinejad’s Top Aide Ponders Run - WP

Report: 2 Iranian Pilots Killed in Fighter Crash - AP

Hagel’s First Middle East Trip to Seal Historic Arms Deal - AFPS

Next Stop in Hagel’s Charm Offensive: Israel - WP

Hagel on First Trip to Mideast as Pentagon Chief  - AP

US Reaches Deal on Arms Sale to Allies - WP

US Finalizing Arms Sales to Israel, Arab Nations - AP

Iraq Faces Big Challenges in 1st Election Without US Troops - VOA

Iraqis Go to Polls for First Time Since US Pullout - AP

Iraq in First Vote Since US Pullout - BBC

Iraqis Counting Votes From Provincial Elections - AP

Israel: Gaza Militants Fired From Sinai Last Week - AP

Yemen Drone Strike Kills Two Suspected Militants - Reuters

Kenyans Line Up for Middle East Jobs Despite Record of Abuse - VOA

Thousands of Migrants Stranded in Yemen - VOA

Bahrain Protest Draws Thousands - BBC

Bahrain Protesters Battle Police - WP

Bahrain Hosts F1 Race Amid Tensions, Protests - Reuters

Egypt's Morsi Says He Plans Cabinet Reshuffle - VOA


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

After Long Period of Quiet, Guantanamo Grows Tense - AP

When to Call it ‘Terrorism’ - WP opinion

Keeping Taliban Fighters in Guantanamo Hurts US Interests - WP opinion



NATO Secretary General Details Asia Trip, Foreign Ministers’ Meeting - AFPS


US Department of Defense

Special Operations Missions to Require New Doctrine -  ND

Services: Sequestration Will Affect Force Readiness - AFPS

Officials Brief Senators on Personnel Budget Issues - AFPS

Pentagon: Live Animal Testing Still Needed to Prevent War Deaths - S&S

Officials Look At Women Joining SEAL Teams, Special Forces - BI

Army Medical Command Panel Shut Down Over ‘Toxic’ Training Methods - S&S

Comptroller: Civilian Furloughs Still Under Review - AFPS

How Can e Save Money on Troops’ Pay and Benefits? - WP opinion


United States

Rescuers Continue Search at Texas Explosion Site - VOA

Rescuers Recover 14 Bodies From Texas Blast Site - VOA

Texas Explosion Deaths Rise to 14 - BBC

VA Expedites Decisions for Long-standing Claims - AFPS

VA Moves to Process Oldest Disability Claims First - McClatchy

Immigration and Fear - NYT editorial

The Rush to Condemn Bush - WP opinion



UN: Women Rarely Included in W. African Peace-Building - VOA

France Says 1,800 Mauritania Troops Headed to Mali - VOA

African Reinforcements for CAR - BBC

Child Soldiers Patrol Capital of Central African Republic - AP

South Sudan Army 'Killed Nurses' - BBC

South Sudan Women Jailed for Not Paying $7 Tax - VOA

Man Charged Over Nigeria Christmas Church Bombing - VOA

Nigeria Censors Documentary in Growing Crackdown - AP

French Cameroon Hostages Freed - BBC

Ivory Coast Coalition Partners Contest Local Elections - VOA



Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro Sworn In - BBC

Venezuela Swears in New President - WP

Mixed Signal From Venezuela Election Body - AP

Rough Start to Post-Chavez Era Augurs Badly for Venezuela - Reuters

Argentines Rally Against Government - BBC

Guatemala Suspends Ex-Leader's Trial -BBC


Asia / Pacific

China's First Aircraft Carrier 'Preparing for First Long Distance Mission' - TT

Eight Anti-Corruption Activists Detained in China - VOA

China Criticizes US for its Human Rights Record - AP

China: Forced Confessions Draw Fresh Scrutiny - WP

Scores Die in Rural China Earthquake - BBC

Surviving China’s Latest Earthquake, but Afraid to Go Home  - NYT

China Rushes Relief After Sichuan Quake Kills 180 - AP

More than 150 Dead, 3,000 Injured in China Earthquake - VOA

Vietnam, US Far Apart on Human Rights - AP

Indonesian President Heads to Burma During Heightened Sectarian Tensions - VOA

Burma’s Chance to Do Right By All - WP opinion



Spain Authorizes US Rapid Reaction Force in South - AP

Serbia, Kosovo Reach Tentative Deal on Relations - AP

EU Presses Serbia, Kosovo for Historic Accord - VOA

Serbia and Kosovo in Landmark Accord - BBC

EU Brokers Kosovo Deal, Opens Door to Serbia Accession - VOA

Kosovo PM Seeks Parliament Backing for Serbia Deal - AP

Israel Approves 'Open Skies' Deal With EU - AP

Napolitano Re-elected Italy's President - AP


South Asia

Pakistan’s Former Military Ruler Arrested - VOA

Musharraf Goes Before Pakistani Anti-Terror Court - WP

Ex-President of Pakistan Ordered Held 2 More Weeks - NYT

Pakistan: Musharraf in Custody for Two Weeks - BBC

Pakistan's Musharraf Vows to Fight After Arrest - AP

Pakistan's Musharraf to Remain in Custody - VOA

Pakistan: Musharraf Arrest May Fuel Power Clash - WP

India Emerges as New Frontier for Solar Power Developers - VOA

Renewed Anger in India After Reported Rape of 5-year-old - VOA