Small Wars Journal

21 January SWJ Roundup

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 2:21am

Small Wars Journal Daily Roundup



USNI Daily - Real Clear Defense - Real Clear World - The Daily Humanitarian

BBC - CNN World - CSM World - LAT World - NYT World - WP World - VOA

WP National Security - WT National Security - American Forces Press Service

Abu Muqawama - AidSpeak - Air Force Times - Armed Forces Journal

AOL Defense - Army Times - At War - CSM Backchannels

Battleland - DEFCON Hill - Best Defense - Danger Room

Defense One - Defense Tech - DoD Buzz - The Diplomat - Clausewitz Homepage

Early Warning - Foreign Affairs - Foreign Policy - Fortuna’s Corner

Ground Force Dialogue - David Ignatius - Defense Tech

Early Warning Blog - Feral Jundi -  Infinity Journal

Informal Institute for National Security Thinkers and Practitioners

Information Dissemination - The Interpreter - Kings of War - Long War Journal

Marine Corps Gazette - Marine Corps Times - Maritime Executive - Military Review

MountainRunner - National Defense - Navy Times - Parameters - RUSI

Security Clearance - Stars & Stripes - War on the Rocks - War Council

Warscapes - WhyDev - Wings Over Iraq

ZenPundit - CNA - CNAS - CSIS - ILW - ISW - Rand - TJF - USIP


*SWJ Daily Roundup Tip Jar*




Insurgents Hit Base in Afghanistan, Killing Coalition Servicemember - S&S

Attack on Afghan Military Base Kills at Least One - WP

Taliban Attack Kills GI at an Afghan-US Base - NYT

Yes, the Taliban Are Terrorists - Commentary Opinion



Iraq Again Uses Sunni Tribes in Bid to Defeat Militants - NYT

Bombings Kill At Least 21 in Baghdad - VOA

Bombings Kill 28 in Iraq as Offensive Continues - AP

At Least 26 Die in Baghdad Blasts - BBC

Iraq Warns Militants Possess Major Firepower - AP

Failed Talks With Militants Prompt Many to Flee in Iraq - NYT



Temporary Nuclear Deal With Iran Takes Effect - NYT

West, Iran Activate Landmark Nuclear Deal - Reuters

Iran Begins Nuclear Rollback Under Interim Deal, Officials Say - LAT

Iran Curbs Uranium Enrichment - BBC

Iran Sanctions Eased as Tehran Curbs Nuclear Enrichment - VOA

US, Europe Lift Some Iran Sanctions Under Nuclear Deal - WP

US to Begin Easing Economic Sanctions on Iran - AP

Israeli Leader Skeptical About Iran Nuke Deal - AP



Talks Over Syria Are Set to Begin, but Iran Is Not Invited - NYT

Syria Peace Talks to Go Forward Without Iran - WP

UN Pulls Iran Invitation to Geneva Talks - BBC

UN Withdraws Iran Invitation to Syria Talks - AP

Syrian Opposition to Attend Peace Talks - AP

Red Cross Ready to Step Up Syria Aid, Help Prisoner Swaps - Reuters

Lawyers See War Crimes Charges for Syrian Officials - Reuters


US Department of Defense

US Navy, OSD Battle Over LCS Future - DN

The Army National Guard Is About to Lose a LOT of Helicopters - WIB

When Do Nuclear Missteps Put Security in Jeopardy? - AP

Congress Manipulates Defense Dollars - WP Opinion

The US Air Force For Dummies - TNI Opinion

The Navalist's Nightmare - CS Opinion


US Intelligence Community

Some Obama Spy Changes Hampered by Complications - AP

Espionage Porn - WP Opinion


United States

Congress Must Address Cybersecurity - WP Editorial

Fifty States of Fear - NYT Opinion

How to Compensate Victims of Terrorism - NYT Opinion


United Kingdom

Terror Arrest at Stansted Airport - BBC

UK Police Arrest Man on Suspicion of Terrorism - AP



Nigerian Islamists Kill 18, Burn Houses in Northeast - VOA

Bangui Mayor Picked as Interim CAR President - VOA

Woman Chosen to Lead CAR Out of Mayhem - NYT

CAR Elects Mayor as New Leader - BBC

CAR Names New Leader, EU to Send Troops - Reuters

EU to Send 500 Troops to CAR, Fewer Than Expected - Reuters

CAR Fighting Spills Into Cameroon - VOA

UN Calls for End to Cycle of Violence in CAR - VOA

Oil Playing a Key Role in South Sudan Conflict - WP

Mali: 5 Peacekeepers Injured by Land Mine - AP


Americas / Caribbean

Mexico Knights Templar 'Leader' Captured in Michoacan - BBC

Mexican Vigilante Groups Refuse to Lay Down Arms in Michoacan - LAT

2 Children, 3 Adults Found Shot Dead in Mexico’s Michooacan - AP

Mexico's Zapatistas Pursue Own Way - AP

Colombia Shows Bodies of 14 Rebels Slain in Raid - AP

Rise in Gas Prices May Shatter a Venezuelan Illusion - NYT

Venezuela's President Blames Telenovelas for Crime - AP

Panama Canal Row Deadline Passes - BBC

Shining Path Leader on Trial in 1992 Peru Bombing - AP


Asia / Pacific

Japan Pushing Ahead With US Base Relocation Plan Despite Election - Reuters

Japan Says US Base in Okinawa is Only Solution - AP

China Begins Naval Drills in South China Sea - AP

China Building Second Aircraft Carrier - TD

China’s Economy Grew 7.7 Percent in 2013 - WP

North Korea: A Breakout Moment for Kim Jong-un? - CSM

US Prepared to Send Envoy to N. Korea for Release of American - VOA

Missionary Jailed in North Korea Asks US to Help - NYT

Man Jailed in North Korea Appeals to US - BBC

Theft of Data Fuels Worries in South Korea - NYT

Huge Data Theft Hits South Korea - BBC

Indonesian Police Arrest 2 on Terrorist Charges - AP

Is Vietnam Fighting to Keep Democracy Offline? - AP

Vietnam Activists Protest Disruption of Anniversary Ceremony - VOA

Vietnam Mass Drugs Trial Sentences 30 to Death, Jails Dozens - VOA

China's Unprecedented Political Reforms -TD Opinion



Russia: Militant Islamist Video Threatens Winter Olympics - VOA

Russians Study Islamic Video Threatening Olympics - AP

Russians Seek Alleged Female Terrorist in Sochi, Site of Olympics - LAT

US Military Says Readying Plans for Olympic Security Assistance - AP

Ukraine: Protests Continue in Kyiv, RFE/RL Crew Arrested - VOA

Police and Protesters in Ukraine Escalate Use of Force - NYT

Ukraine Protesters Appear to be Preparing for Battle - WP

Ukrainian Leader Urges Dialogue After Street Battles - Reuters

Ukraine Leader Warns Kiev Protesters - BBC

Turkey Crisis Undermines Erdogan's EU Meeting - VOA

Online Petition Drive in Turkey Attempts to Force Anti-Corruption Reforms - VOA

Hollande’s Romances Turn Into a Political Spectacle in France - NYT

Greek Extremist Threatens Government - BBC


Middle East / North Africa

Former NATO Commander Warns of Wider War in Middle East - S&S

Kerry to Meet Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators - Reuters

UN Dispute Brings West Bank Differences to the Fore - NYT

Canadian PM Draws Applause and Anger at Israeli Parliament - Reuters

Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli Kills Seven - VOA

South Korean Trade Official Abducted in Libyan Capital - NYT


South Asia

Suicide Blast in Pakistan Kills at Least 13 - NYT

Bomber Strikes Near Pakistan Army HQ - BBC

Pakistan Bombs Militant Hideouts in Tribal Area After Taliban Attacks - Reuters

India: Delhi’s Leader Holds Protest Over Police - NYT