ISW News Roundup - November 29-30, 2008

Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

November 29

Wall Street Journal - Indian Forces End Mumbai Siege, by Peter Wonacott and Matthew Rosenberg

New York Times - Mumbai Terrorist Siege Over, India Says, by Somini Sengupta, Keith Bradsher, and Mark McDonald

Wall Street Journal - Pakistan Offers Intelligence Aid, by Zahid Hussain and Matthew Rosenberg

Christian Science Monitor - In Mumbai, Indian Commandos Battle for Control After Attacks, by Ravi Nessman

Washington Post - Investigation Begins as Assault in Mumbai Ends, by Emily Wax and Rama Lakshmi

Washington Times - Pakistan sends spy chief to aid Bombay probe, by Stephen Graham

November 30

New York Times - India Faces a Reckoning as Terror Toll Eclipses 180, by Somini Sengupta and Keith Bradsher

Wall Street Journal - After Mumbai Siege, Questions Remain, by Peter Wonacott and Matthew Rosenberg

New York Times - Attacks Imperil Delicate U.S. Role Between Rivals, by Mark Mazzetti and Peter Baker

LA Times - Pakistan pledges to look into any militant role in Mumbai attacks, by Josh Meyer and Sebastian Rotella

Christian Science Monitor - India: Who are the militants who attacked Mumbai? by Arthur Bright

Washington Times - Terrorists planned a 9/11 in India, by Ashish Kumar

Long War Journal - Indian commandos end 62-hour siege of Mumbai, by Bill Roggio

New York Times - Pakistanis Deny Any Role in the Attacks on Mumbai, by Jane Perlez and Salman Masood


Iraq Status of Forces Agreement

November 29

New York Times - Wary Iraqis Weigh Deal That Shapes Their Future, by Campbell Robertson

New York Times - A Loosely Drawn American Victory, by Steven Lee Myers

Associated Press - Iraq's PM emerges stronger, but deal-making may impose limits on him, by Hamza Hendawi

Associated Press - Official: top Iraqi cleric has 'concerns' over US-Iraq pact, says voters will decide its fate, by Kim Gamel

Reuters - Iraq-U.S. pact leaves PM Maliki stronger than ever, by Tim Cocks

Khaleej Times - Iranian cleric praises US-Iraqi pact, from AP

 November 30

Reuters - Iraq says critics can wait to judge U.S. over pact, by Mohammed Abbas

Reuters - Iraq's Sistani has concerns about U.S. pact: source

Washington Post - Top Shiite Cleric in Iraq Raises Concerns About Security Pact, by Sudarsan Raghavan and Saad Sarhan


Iraq Security

November 29

New York Times - Bomber Kills 12 at Shiite Mosque Before March Against a New Security Pact, by Alissa J. Rubin

New York Times - Bombing At Mosque in Iraq, by Sudarsan Raghavan and Saad Sarhan

Washington Post - Iraqi Army finds 30 bodies in shallow graves, from Reuters

BBC - UN contractors killed in Iraq

November 30

ABC - Iraqis find 33 bodies beneath former Al Qaeda 'court'

Long War Journal - US military defines Mahdi Army as "militia insurgency group", by Bill Roggio

New York Times - Rocket Kills 2 Contract Workers at U.N. Compound in Baghdad, by Katherine Zoepf

Associated Press - US training Iraqis to defeat deadly roadside bombs, by Ryan Lucas


Iraq Reconstruction and Politics

November 29

LA Times - Number of Iraqi refugees admitted to U.S. up sharply, by Teresa Watanabe

Reuters - Iraq backs Cairo OPEC cut

Reuters- Iraq says Kurdish contracts not legal




The Australian 11/30 - Mercenaries join forces with Taliban, by Cameron Stewart

Voice of America 11/30 - Officials: 45 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghanistan


Wall Street Journal 11/29 - IAEA Broadens Probe of Syria Plans to Build Up Its Nuclear Program, by Jay Solomon


Long War Journal 11/29 - US strike in North Waziristan kills 3, by Bill Roggio 


New York Times 11/29 - Legal Hurdles in West Slow Pursuit of Pirates, by Nicholas Kulish


Washington Post 11/29 - Gaza mortars wound 6 Israelis, by Amy Teibel

Voice of America 11/30 - Witnesses: Hamas Blocks Hajj Pilgrims from Leaving Gaza

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