ISW News Roundup - December 1, 2008

Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

The Institute for the Study of War offers its sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the Mumbai terror attacks.  In a little over 60 hours of fighting, 180 Indians and foreigners including Americans were killed in a wide-scale assault on the financial capital of India.  Highly trained and heavily-armed commandos seized city landmarks, killing and capturing those inside.  We will continue following the situation via daily news updates to keep you informed.

New York Times - Senior Official Offers to Quit in Mumbai Attacks, by Somini Sengupta

Wall Street Journal - India Security Faulted as Survivors Tell of Terror, by Yaroslav Trofimov, Geeta Anand, Peter Wonacott, and Matthew Rosenberg

LA Times - Systemic failure seen in India's response to attacks, by Mark Magnier

Christian Science Monitor - Mumbai attacks pose test for India, by Mark Sappenfield

BBC - Mumbai state head offers to quit

Washington Times - Pakistan warns India of troop redeployment, by Nasir Khan and Sara A. Carter

Long War Journal - Captured Mumbai attacker implicates Pakistani military, intel, by Bill Roggio

ABC - Mumbai gunmen all from Pakistan: Indian minister


Iraq Security

New York Times - More Iraqis Dead Last Month, by Fewer Than Last Year, by Alissa J. Rubin

LA Times - U.S. journalist in Iraq escapes blast uninjured, from AP

BBC - Bombings hit Iraq police academy

Associated Press - Iraq: double bombing kills 16 in Baghdad, by Hamid Ahmed

Reuters - Iraq civilian death toll up, U.S. deaths down

Reuters - Iran-backed insurgents captured in Iraq: U.S.

New York Times - End of Immunity Worries U.S. Contractors in Iraq, by James Risen

Associated Press - South Korea among countries ending Iraq deployment, by Chelsea J. Carter


Iraqi Reconstruction and Politics

Associated Press - Iran to back US-Iraq pact after referendum

Reuters - Iraq OKs construction of two new oil refineries

Reuters - Militants will try to disrupt Iraq election - UN, by Tim Cocks




Reuters - Suicide bomber hits German embassy vehicle in Kabul, by Sayed Salahuddin

New York Times - Suicide Blast in Kabul Kills 2 Civilians, by Kirk Semple

Washington Times - Afghans wary of Taliban, U.S., by Jason Motlagh

Wall Street Journal - Suicide Bomber Kills 10 in Afghanistan, from AP




Wall Street Journal - Tehran Welcomes U.S. Talks, by Jay Solomon


Telegraph UK - Islamic terrorist 'planned Mumbai-style massacre in Britain', by Duncan Gardham


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