Small Wars Journal

17 July SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Economics, & More


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Egypt's Interim Cabinet Takes Oath of Office - VOA

Interim Egypt Government Sworn In - BBC

Egypt’s New Government Doesn’t Include Muslim Brotherhood - NYT

Egypt Cabinet Has Women, Christians; No Islamists - AP

Egypt's Future Unclear Following Islamist Ouster - VOA

Morsi Supporters Seek ‘New Revolution’ - WP

Egypt's Brotherhood Rebuffs Talks After Deadly Clashes - Bloomberg

Don’t Cut Support for Egypt - WP Opinion



German General Pledges 2015 Presence in Afghanistan - S&S

US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 2,112 - AP

Forget the Troops, Can the Afghan Government Lead? - DO Opinion



Britain Said to Step Back From Push to Arm Syrian Rebels - NYT

UN: Syria Crisis 'Worst Since Rwanda' - BBC

UN Envoy: Iraq and Syrian Conflicts are Merging - AP

In Syria, a New Kind of Trouble - WP

Iraqi Kurdistan Struggles to Cope with Syrian Refugees - VOA

UN Officials: War Crimes Now 'The Rule' in Syria - VOA

UN: Some 5,000 Syrians Being Killed Every Month - AP

Militiamen 'Kill Syria Mediators' - BBC

Child Among 9 Syrians Executed at Border Checkpoint - DT

Fire from Syria Hits Israeli-Controlled Golan - AP

Ruins in a Center of Syria’s Uprising - NYT


Middle East / North Africa

Kerry Returns to Mideast to Press for Talks - VOA

Kerry Returns to Middle East in Bid for Peace Talks - NYT

Iraq Attacks Make for Deadly Start to Holy Month - AP

UN Envoy: Iraq and Syrian Conflicts are Merging - AP

Roadside Bombing Targets Hezbollah Officials in Lebanon - WP

EU Announces Tougher Stance on Israeli Settlements - WP

Israel Condemns EU Rules on Territory Seized in 1967 War - NYT

Israel Condemns EU Settlements Rule - BBC

Dutch Couple Warn of Yemen Execution - BBC

Armed Protesters Storm Libya's Zueitina Oil Port - Reuters

Algerian President Returns Home After Treatment in France - VOA

Hard Choices for the New Middle East - DO Opinion

Not an Iraqi Civil War - FP Opinion

Have We Forgotten About Iraq? - WOTR Opinion


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

French Arrest Norwegian Suspected of Terror Plot - AP

Musician in French Terror Arrest - BBC

Judge Turns Down Bid to End Gitmo Force-Feeding - AP


Snowden Affair / Related Issues / Fallout

Email Exchange Between Snowden and Former Senator Humphrey - TG

Experts Say US Spy Alliance will Survive Snowden - AP

Snowden Files Request for Temporary Russian Asylum - VOA

NSA Leaker Submits Formal Request for Russian Asylum - WP

Leaker Files for Asylum to Remain in Russia - NYT

Snowden Applies for Asylum in Russia - BBC

Snowden Submits Request for Asylum in Russia - AP

US Lawsuits Contest Legality of Government's Surveillance - VOA


US Department of Defense

Hagel Orders 20 Percent Cut in Pentagon Top Brass, Civilians - WP

Hagel: Top Military Staff to be Cut 20 Percent - AP

Hagel Meets With Troops on Fort Bragg, Discusses Budget - AFPS

Drone That Wouldn't Die: How a Defense Contractor Bested the Pentagon - TA

Firms Challenge $3.5 billion US Navy Award to Hewlett-Packard - Bloomberg

Fla. Congressman Backs Increased Funding for F-35s - TT

DOD Supports Continuing Timely Procurement Law, Official Says - AFPS

Joint Enabling Capabilities Command Postures for Future Ops - AFPS

Camp Lejeune Marines Introduced to New Pistol Program - DN

IG Review Finds 'Serious Deficiencies' in 1 of 10 Sex Assault Cases - S&S

Senators Join Fight to Remove Sex Assault Cases from Chain of Command - S&S

Army Investigating Potential Radiation Hazard at Fort Bliss - EPT

Jury Selected for Court-Martial in Fort Hood Killings - ASS

Generals Questioned as Potential Jurors in Sinclair's Court-Martial - FO

The Next QDR Is the Last Chance for Sanity - DO Opinion

Building a Better Soldier-Diplomat - DO Opinion


United States

An Amicable Prelude to Senate Hearing on UN Nominee - WP

France's FM Says US No Longer Dictates World Events - McClatchy

Universities in US Besieged by Cyberattacks From Abroad - NYT

Criticized Petraeus to Take $1 Salary at NY School - AP

Intel Wars: DIA, CIA and Flynn’s Battle to Consolidate Spying - DO Opinion

Failing Those Who Served - WP Opinion


United Kingdom

Italian PM Warns of 'Huge Risk' That Britain Leaves EU - Reuters

UK Arms Exports 'Raise Questions' - BBC

UK Lawmakers Urge Caution in Arms Exports - AP

Police Attacked in East Belfast - BBC

SAS Standards Must Not Slip - DM Opinion



Why are US Marines in Australia? Just Don't Mention China - S&S



US Troops Help Fill in for Striking Djibouti Workers - S&S

Zimbabwe PM's Party Declares No Faith in Polls - VOA

US Worried Ahead of Zimbabwe Poll, Warns on Credibility - Reuters

Baba Jukwa: Zimbabwe's Elusive Whistleblower - VOA

Sudan's Bashir Leaves Nigeria Amid Calls for Arrest - VOA

Sudan’s President One Step Ahead of a Suit and a Warrant - NYT

Sudan's Wanted Bashir Leaves Nigeria - BBC

Diplomat: Sudan Leader Has Fled Nigeria - AP

Broken Bodies, but Still Bloodlust, in South Sudan Hospital - VOA

DR Congo: Violence Forces Tens of Thousands to Flee N. Kivu - VOA

UN Experts: Eritrea Pays Warlord to Influence Somalia - Reuters

CAR President Says 'Security Has Returned' - VOA

Mali's Main Parties Say Will Accept Election Result - Reuters

Rwanda Genocide Woman Jailed in US - BBC

Guinea's Conde Appeals for Calm After 11 Killed in Ethnic Clashes - Reuters

Deadly Ethnic Clashes in Guinea - BBC



Los Zetas’ CartelBboss, Trevino Morales, Captured in Nuevo Laredo - WT

Zetas Leader Captured in Precision Operation - AP

Capture of Mexican Crime Boss Appears to End Brutal Chapter - NYT

Arrest Could Break Cartel's Hold in Mexico - USAT

Kingpin Capture Shows Role of US-Trained Mexican Marines - USAT

Zetas Kingpin’s Arrest Boosts Peña Nieto’s Credentials - WP

Obama Says Capture of Cartel Boss Shows Mexico Serious - Reuters

Colombian, Venezuelan Leaders Say Will Meet to Mend Ties - Reuters

ELN Rebels Surrender in Colombia - BBC


Asia / Pacific

Philippines Says UN Tribunal Meets on South China Sea - AP

South Korea Blames North for Cyber Attacks - VOA

N. Korea Defies Isolation with Fastest Growth Since 2008 - Bloomberg

Korean Talks on Reopening Joint Complex See Little Progress - VOA

Seized N. Korean Ship: Cuba Confirms its Weapons on Board - BBC

Panama Finds Suspected Weapons on N. Korean Ship - AP

N. Korean Ship Carried Suspected Missile-System Components - WP

Missile Radars on N. Korean Ship a Threat to Aircraft - USAT

Panama Seizes Korean Ship, and Sugar-Coated Arms Parts - NYT

US 'Strongly Supports' Panama Inspection of North Korean Ship - VOA

Prosecutors Raid Home of Former South Korean President - NYT

China Detains Activist Lawyer Xu Zhiyong - AP

Former Japan Premier Sues PM for Libel Over Fukushima Comments - VOA

Philippines 'Studying Options' on Proposed US Base-Sharing - VOA

Eurasia’s ‘Lost Heart’ - WP Editorial

A Preemptive Strike on North Korea? - WOTR Opinion



Russia Holds Biggest War Games in Decades - AP

Turkish Police Detain 30 in Crackdown on Demonstrators - NYT


South Asia

Depsang Bulge Incursion Accidental, Chinese Think-Tank Says - TOI

Under Pressure, Bangladesh Adopts New Labor Law - NYT

Anger over Ban on Sri Lanka Film - BBC

Pakistan Needs to Raise a New Corps - TNI Opinion