ISW Global News Update - October 5, 2009

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Washington Post - McChrystal Faulted On Troop Statements, by Scott Wilson

Washington Post - Corruption, Shortage of Mentors Hinder Afghan Forces, U.S. Says, by Walter Pincus

Christian Science Monitor - Is US strategy in Afghanistan working? by Dan Murphy and Ben Arnoldy

Wall Street Journal - Al Qaeda's Diminished Role Stirs Afghan Troop Debate, by Matthew Rosenberg and Siobhan Gorman

LA Times - Marines increase readiness with Afghanistan in mind, by Tony Perry

Wall Street Journal - War Debate Addresses Taliban Ties To al Qaeda, by Peter Spiegel and Jonathan Weisman

Long War Journal - US, Afghan troops beat back bold enemy assault in eastern Afghanistan, by Bill Roggio

LA Times - Afghanistan assault points out U.S. vulnerabilities, by Laura King

Washington Post - Deadly Attack By Taliban Tests New Strategy, by Joshua Partlow and Greg Jaffe

Christian Science Monitor - McChrystal planned to move soldiers killed in Afghan seige, by Mark Sappenfield

New York Times - Attacks on Remote Posts Highlight Afghan Risks, by Sabrina Tavernise and Sangar Rahimi

Times Online UK - 'What's the point? The Taliban will be back within a week', by Miles Amoore

New York Times Blog - After the Attack, by Tim Hsia

Reuters - Taliban under attack in area where U.S. soldiers killed, by Amin Jalali

Associated Press - Afghan election recount begins; 2 more NATO deaths, by Rahim Faiez

Reuters - New Afghan vote rules may ensure Karzai victory, by Peter Graff

Reuters - Taliban return to power unlikely: White House aide, by Caren Bohan

Washington Post - 'Almost a Lost Cause', by Greg Jaffe

Washington Post - Not 'Just Another Casualty', by Greg Jaffe

Washington Post - Head of U.N. Mission Accused of Bias in Afghan Election, by Joshua Partlow

Times Online UK - I was ordered to cover up President Karzai election fraud, sacked UN envoy says, by Tom Coghlan

Reuters - France, Spain to return to Kyrgyzstan air base

RFE/RL - Afghans Prepare For Tourism Development, by Antoine Blua



Washington Post - In Anbar, U.S.-Allied Tribal Chiefs Feel Deep Sense of Abandonment, by Anthony Shadid

RFE/RL - Iraqi Forces Seize 140 Suspected Insurgents In Mosul

BBC - Iraq operations targets militants, by Gabriel Gatehouse

Wall Street Journal - Iraq Vote on Pullout Put on Back Burner, by Gina Chon

Reuters - Iraq's joint Kurd, Arab, U.S., patrols face big hurdles, by Tim Cocks

LA Times - 'The Good Soldiers' follows an Army battalion in Iraq, by Susan Salter Reynolds

Associated Press - Fuel truck explodes near Baghdad airport, by Hamed Ahmed

Reuters - Suicide bomber kills at least 6 at Iraqi funeral

Reuters - Zawahri says Libya killed man who linked Iraq, Qaeda



Associated Press - Billions in US aid never reached Pakistan army, by Kathy Gannon

Reuters - Pakistan has forces, equipment for Taliban assault: U.S., by Adam Entous

Long War Journal - Tahir Yuldashev confirmed killed in US strike in South Waziristan, by Bill Roggio

LA Times - Pakistan committed to fighting militants, foreign minister insists, by Bruce Wallace

New York Times - Bomb at U.N. Food Office in Pakistan Kills at Least 5, by Salman Masood

Associated Press - Suicide bomber kills 5 at UN office in Pakistan, by Zarar Khan

Associated Press - UN chief: Pakistan attack a 'heinous crime'

Associated Press - Pakistan Taliban head talks to reporters, by Ishtiaq Mahsud



New York Times - Black Market Shows Iran Can Adapt to Sanctions, by Charlie Savage and Mark Landler

New York Times - Iran Agrees to Allow Inspectors on Oct. 25, by David E. Sanger and Nazila Fathi

LA Times - With Oct. 25 nuclear plant inspection, Iran backs away from confrontation, official says, by Jeffrey Fleishman and Ramim Mostaghim

Wall Street Journal - France Plays Unaccustomed Role: Diplomatic Hawk, by David Gauthier-Villars

Reuters - U.S. sees advance in Iran nuclear cooperation

Times Online UK - Israel names Russians helping Iran build nuclear bomb, by Uzi Mahanimi, Mark Franchetti and Jon Swain

Reuters - Report says Iran has data to make atom bomb

Christian Science Monitor - Does Iran have data to build a nuclear bomb? No, says U.S., by Mark Sappenfield




Reuters - Israel shuts Jerusalem mosque area after clashes, by Allyn Fisher-Ilan

Christian Science Monitor - In Jerusalem, clashes over Temple Mount, Al Aqsa Mosque, by Ilene R. Prusher

Washington Post - Palestinian Mayer Brews Economic Growth, by Howard Schneider

Associated Press - Abbas faces uproar over deferred war crimes vote, by Karin Laub

Reuters - Palestinians simmer, but no Intifada for now, by Mohammed Assadi

Reuters - Fatah and Hamas eye truce deal, but hurdles remain, by Nidal al-Mughrabi

Reuters - Egyptian guard dies on Israeli border


New York Times - Voice of Bush's Pentagon Becomes Harder to Hear, by Elisabeth Bumiller

Washington Times - Pentagon auditor deemed serial failure, by Shaun Waterman

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