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20 May SWJ Roundup

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Afghanistan Hit by Wave of Violence - NYT

Fate of US Bases Depends on Ability to Secure, Operate Them - S&S

Joint Projects Aim to Help Improve Afghan Bases - S&S

Afghan Troops Lose an Airlift Lifeline - WP

Afghan Pilots Learn Air Assault Tactics from 101st - AP

Anti-Taliban Police Chief Shot to Death - AP

Marine Helps Develop Female Engagement Team in Afghanistan - DRB

Karzai Seeks Indian Military Aid Amid Pakistan Row - AP



Israel Takes Aim at Weapons 'Leakage' in Syria - VOA

Israel Threatens Syria Anew; Assad Warns of Retaliation - LAT

Russian Warships Assemble Off Syria - WP

US Criticizes Russian Missile Sale to Syria - VOA

Syria's Assad Dubious of US-Russia Peace Initiative - LAT

In Interview, Assad Remains Defiant - WP

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Attack Rebel-Held Qusair - VOA

Syrian Army and Hezbollah Advance Into Key Rebel City - NYT

Syrian Troops Attack Rebel Stronghold Near Lebanese Border - LAT

Syrian Army and Hezbollah Launch Assault on Rebel Stronghold - WP

Syrian TV: Troops Enter Rebel Stronghold of Qusair - VOA

Syria Army Storms Rebel-Held Town - BBC

Syrian Troops Push Into Strategic Rebel-Held Town - AP

Syrian Soldiers Warned Daily of Sectarian Dangers, Defectors Say - LAT

How Syria's Rebels Aren't Winning the War - Time opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Police Killed in Fresh Iraq Attacks - BBC

Iran: Opponents Use Age to Attack Rafsanjani Campaign - WP

Report Says Iran Hangs 2 Spies Working for Israel, US - VOA

Egyptian Police Block Israel Border Crossing in Fury at Kidnapping - VOA

Egypt’s Morsi Rules Out Sinai Hostage Talks - BBC

Islamists Riot in Tunisia After Major Rally is Banned - VOA

Tunisia Police Clash with Islamists - BBC

Tunisians Fear Growing Threat of Radical Islamists - VOA

Radical Islamist Killed in Tunisia Street Protests - VOA


US Department of Defense

Pentagon Seeks $9.6B for Reprogramming - Bloomberg

Militaries' Growing Use of Ground Robots Raises Ethics Concerns - PTR

Does Social Media Add Fuel to Servicemembers' Degrading Actions? - S&S

Students Have Flocked to Navy's EOD School in Recent Years - NFDN


United States

Obama to Speak on Legality of Drone Program - AP

US Bio-Warfare Adviser on Board of Firm that Sold Anthrax Drug - AP

Annual Event Helps Torture Treatment Center - VOA

Records Offer Rare Glimpse Into Justice Department Leak Probe - WP

Obama's Withdrawal from the World - WP opinion



Nigeria Government Encouraged with Military Offensive Progress - VOA

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Militants 'in Disarray' - BBC

Nigerian Military Says It Captured Dozens of Boko Haram Militants - VOA

Nigeria Says 14 Militants, 3 Soldiers Killed in Latest Fighting - VOA

After Crushing Mali Islamists, France Pushes Deal with Tuaregs - VOA

Massacre Suspect Held in Ivory Coast - BBC

The Day the Music Died in Mali - NYT opinion



Colombia's FARC Want 'More Time' - BBC

El Salvador Gangs Warn Over Truce - BBC

Brazil Unmasks 'Trafficking Gang' - BBC

Argentine 'Dirty War' Leader Dies - BBC

Peru's Fujimori Health 'Worsens' - BBC

What Guilt Does the US Bear in Guatemala? - NYT opinion


Asia / Pacific

UN Panel: Sanctions Delaying N. Korea Nuke Program - AP

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles Off East Coast - LAT

North Korea Test-Fires 4th Short-Range Missile - VOA

Launchings by North Korea Raise Tensions - NYT

Japan Envoy Leaves N. Korea, Gives No Hints on Talks - AP

North Korea Seized Chinese Boat - NYT

China Asks North Korea to Free Boat Crew - BBC

Chinese Hackers Resume Attacks on US Targets - NYT

China Arrests Man Over Fake Plane Bomb Threats - AP

Burma’s Leader Extols Military’s Role - WP

Burma Leader, Obama to Meet While Reforms Stall - AP

Myanmar Leader Frees Prisoners Ahead of US Visit - AP

Indonesian Strongman’s Legacy Remains Matter of Debate - NYT



EU Worried by Russia's Human Rights Record - VOA

Russia Expels Former American Embassy Official - NYT

Honeybees Trained in Croatia to Find Land Mines - AP

Dagestan’s Bitter Shadow War, Fought by ‘Many Tsarnaevs’ - NYT



South Asia

Indian, Chinese Leaders Meet to Strengthen Ties - VOA

Indian, Chinese Leaders Discuss Border Dispute - VOA

Activists Bristle as India Cracks Down on Funding of NGOs - WP

Pakistan Army Chief Meets Incoming PM in ‘Good Omen’ - WP

Karachi Residents Re-Do Last Week's Election - VOA

Killing of Pakistani Politician Shakes New Voting Round - NYT

Funeral Held for Slain Pakistani Politician - VOA