Small Wars Journal

18 July SWJ Roundup

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Economics, & More


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With New Law, Afghanistan Moves Closer to Election - NYT

In Ramadan Quiet, Afghans Jockey for Post-Karzai Era - Reuters

Dispute over Fees Slows Drawdown in Afghanistan - WP

US Shells Out Millions for Bum Construction in Afghanistan - WT

Army Chaplain Finds New Role in Ministering to Afghan Troops - McClatchy

Eight Afghan Civilians Shot Dead - BBC

Attackers Kill Afghan Prosecutor Linked to Karzai - AP

Marine in Afghanistan Urination Video Speaks Out - S&S

America’s Limited Leverage in Afghanistan - WPR Opinion



Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Continues Protests - VOA

Top EU Diplomat Calls for Inclusive Egypt Politics - AP

Kerry: Egyptian Leaders Need to Restore Stability - VOA

Disputes Between Morsi, Military Led to Egypt Coup - AP

US Suggests Egyptian Military May Have Averted Civil War - Reuters

Egypt Ignores Washington, Again - WP Editorial

Egypt's Second Chance at Democracy - LAT Opinion

Has Egypt's Experiment with Islamism Failed? - CSM Opinion



Syrian Momentum Shifts, Bolstering Assad - NYT

UN Official Warns Syrian Fighting Could Ignite Mideast - VOA

Obama Nominee Calls UN Response to Syria 'Disgrace' - VOA

Gunmen Kill Pro-Assad Analyst in Lebanon - VOA

Pro-Assad Syrian Political Analyst Killed in Lebanon - LAT

Syrian Official Shot Dead in Lebanon - BBC

Stray Bullets from Syria Kill 2 in Turkish Border Town - VOA

Can Anyone Explain US Policy in Syria? - Bloomberg Editorial

The US Abandons Syria - WP Opinion

In Syria, Limits of Power Define Interests - WOTR Opinion


Middle East / North Africa

Kerry Pushes Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Jordan Talks - VOA

Kerry Says Israel, Palestinians ‘Closer’ to Resuming Negotiations - WP

Abbas Convenes Key Palestinians, May Resume Talks With Israel - Reuters

Arab League Backs Israeli-Palestinian Talks - LAT

Arabs Back Kerry Push to Renew Israel-Palestinian Talks - Reuters

Arab League Backs Kerry Peace Plan - BBC

Official: Iran Open for Nuke Talks Once Team Named - AP

Officials: Attacks Kill 10 People in Iraq - AP

Bomb Attack Kills Seven in Northern Iraq Tea House - Reuters

Bahrain Rattled by Bombing Near Royal Palaces - AP

Obama Has Been a Nightmare in the Middle East - DS Editorial

Israel's Moment of Truth is Approaching - Haaretz Editorial

Iran's Top General Offers Note of Sanity - NYP Opinion

The Friends Left in the Shadow of Proxy War with Iran - WT Opinion


Terrorism / Counterterrorism

Al Qaeda Branch Says No. 2 Leader Killed in Yemen - AP

Secret Move Keeps bin Laden Records Out of Sight - AP

Five Revelations From Rolling Stone's Boston Bomber Cover Story - RS

Rolling Stone Defends Boston Bomber Cover - BBC

Al-Qaeda on "Life Support" - DO Opinion

Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism - Atlantic Opinion

The Drone That Killed My Grandson - NYT Opinion


Snowden Affair / Related Issues / Fallout

Russia's Putin Puts US Ties Above Snowden - VOA

Russia: Putin Says US Ties Outweigh Squabbles - BBC

Putin Does Not Expect Russia Ties With US to Be Harmed - NYT

Lawyer Says Snowden Could Seek Russian Citizenship - VOA

House Panel Hears Testimony on NSA Surveillance Programs - WP

US Officials Grilled on Surveillance - BBC

Microsoft Hits Out at NSA Reports and Justice Department - CSM

Europe’s Anger over NSA Spying Turns Toward its Own Leaders - WP

British Agency Is Cleared of Illegal Data Gathering - NYT

Keeping the NSA in Perspective - Forbes Opinion


US Department of Defense

DOD Leaders Understand Pain Caused by Budget Cuts, Hagel Says - AFPS

Hagel Announces Deep Cuts at Top, Follow-Through Often Elusive - S&S

Hagel Announces Cuts to Headquarters Staffs - AFPS

Pilots Getting Nack in the Cockpit as Air Force Flights Resume - S&S

Combat Drone Scrubs Carrier Landing 2nd Time in 4 Attempts - S&S

Additional Missile Defense Tests Necessary, Official Says - AFPS

Global Hawk: How a Defense Contractor Bested the Pentagon - BI

Admiral Calls to Bolster Sub Commanders' Autonomy  - AP

Report: Pentagon Must Overhaul Its MIA Effort - AP

Judge to Rule on Key Charge in Manning WikiLeaks Trial - WP

Potential Sinclair Juror Says He'd Vote by Conscience - FO

Fight to Show Faith Impacting ‘Readiness’ - WT Opinion


United States

US, Israel Comments Could Haunt UN Nominee Power at Hearing - Fox

Congress Wants 4-year Planning from VA, Similar to DOD - S&S

Why the Rush on Napolitano? - LAT Editorial



20,000 US Troops Descend on Australia for Training - S&S

US-Australia System Promotes Logistics Interoperability - AFPS



China's "Combat Troops" in Africa - FP

West Africa Regional Leaders to Meet - VOA

DR Congo Army Advances in 4th Day of Battle - VOA

UN Reviewing Congo Army Support Over M23 Abuse Allegations - Reuters

Ethnic Violence in Southern Guinea Said to Kill/Injure Many - VOA

Guinea Troops Deployed After Clashes - BBC

Refugees from War in Neighboring Countries Flooding into Cameroon - VOA

Attacks Have Immigrants Worried Again in South Africa - NYT

Nigeria Governors Pelted with Stones - BBC

ECOWAS Promises Mali Election Help - VOA

Mali's Main Parties Pledge to Accept Election Result - VOA

Mali Election Candidate Withdraws - BBC

Victims Tell of Torture Suffered Under Chad's Habre - VOA

Donors 'Ignore Abuses' in Ethiopia - BBC

Kenya Schools Closed over Teacher Strike - BBC



Cuba Admits Its Missile Parts Found on N. Korean Ship - VOA

Cuban Arms on Seized North Korean Ship - BBC

N. Korea Says Panama 'Must Free' Arms Ship - BBC

Cuba Arms Shipment Explanation Troubling - AP

N. Korea Arms Seizure Could Hurt US-Cuba Detente - AP

US, Cuba Restart Migration Talks After Two-Year Break - VOA

Mexican Capo Tried to Escape While Being Captured - AP

Police Beat Reporter Found Dead in Southern Mexico - AP

Relatives Say 8 Settlers Slain by Peruvian Indians - AP

Chile Presidential Candidate Resigns - BBC


Asia / Pacific

US Pacific Shift Has Heavy Logistics Price Tag - DN

Survey: China will Replace US as World’s Biggest Superpower - WP

In China and US, Mutual Distrust Grows, Study Finds - NYT

China Detains Prominent Legal Activist - VOA

Leading Chinese Human Rights Advocate Is Detained in China - NYT

Chinese Internet Use Surges Ahead - BBC

S. Korea Asks US to Delay Transfer of Military Command - WSJ

Koreas Remain Divided on Reopening Stalled Joint Factory - VOA

China Media Accuses Japan PM of Dangerous Politics - Reuters

Japan's Abe May Push Nationalism After Election - AP

Brace for China's Hard Landing - KT Editorial

China’s Biggest Test - WP Opinion

Winning a War Without Fighting - WT Opinion

Don't Fear a Strong leader in Japan - FT Opinion



Russia Holds Largest War Games in Decades - WT

Putin Says War Games Show Russia's Military Power - AP

Russian Activist Guilty of Corruption - BBC

Russian Court Convicts Opposition Leader - NYT

Greece Approves New Austerity Measures - NYT

Greek MPs Back Public Sector Cuts - BBC

Turkey Fourth Biggest Humanitarian Assistance Donor Country - BBC


South Asia

Top Islamist Sentenced to Death by Bangladesh Tribunal - VOA

Taliban Commander Regrets Attack on Pakistani Teen - AP

Pakistan Taliban Fighter Asks Malala to Come Home - Reuters

Pakistan Taliban 'Shock' over Malala Attack - BBC

Suspected Maoist Rebels Kill 5 in India - AP

India: Protests Follow School Meal Deaths - BBC

Halfhearted Labor Reform in Bangladesh - NYT Editorial

A New Drone Deal For Pakistan - FA Opinion

The Taliban's Pathetic Letter to Malala Yousafzai - DT Opinion