ISW Global News Update - October 6, 2009

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Wall Street Journal - Afghan War Units Begin Two New Efforts, by Yochi J. Dreazen

New York Times - Surgical Strikes Shape Afghanistan Debate, by Peter Baker

Washington Post - As Obama Faces Afghanistan Decision, Old Debates - and Dangers- Reemerge, by Dan Balz

Associated Press - Obama to confer with lawmakers on Afghanistan, by Anne Gearan

LA Times - Tensions rise over Afghanistan war strategy, by Christi Parsons

Washington Times - Scowcroft lauds Obama's foreign diplomacy, by Eli Lake

Wall Street Journal - Gates Silences Strategy Talk, by Peter Spiegel and Anand Gopal

Reuters - Gates blames past lack of troops for Taliban edge, by Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick

Times Online UK - US Defense Secretary hints at more troops to Afghanistan, by Giles Whittell

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

Christian Science Monitor - McChrystal's Afghanistan comments: insightful or sedition? by Gordon Lubold

Wall Street Journal - Afghanistan and Leadership, by Mark Moyar

Washington Post - 'They Feel Like Outsiders and They Don't Want to Be', by Greg Jaffe

Christian Science Monitor - Deadly Afghanistan attack: It wasn't just the Taliban, by Ben Arnoldy

Associated Press - Afghan, US troops kill 40 militants in east, by Rahim Faiez and Todd Pitman

Long War Journal - 'More than 100' enemy killed during Nuristan battle: US military, by Bill Roggio

Voice of America - 10 Afghan Troops Killed in Helmand, Nuristan Fighting

Times Online UK - Plan to send 500 more troops for Afghanistan amid Dannatt row with No 10, by Michael Evans and Jeremy Page

New York Times - Afghan President's Running Mate Poised for a Political Comeback, by Carlotta Gall

Associated Press - Looted artifacts on display at Afghan museum, by Heidi Vogt



Wall Street Journal - DNO Resolves Kurdish Oil Dispute, by Dominic Chopping and James Herron

New York Times - A Very Different Dhuluiya, by Sa'ad Al-Izzi 

Reuters - Minibus bomb kills 9 in west Iraq-police

Associated Press - Iraqi police: market blast kills 8 in Fallujah, by Sameer N. Yacoub

Department of Defense - Forces Arrest Terrorist Leader, Other Suspects in Iraq

Department of Defense - Forces in Iraq Disrupt Kidnappers, Save Boy



Christian Science Monitor - Pakistan Taliban's new leader shows he's in charge, by Issam Ahmed

New York Times - U.S. Push to Expand in Pakistan Meets Resistance, by Jane Perlez

New York Times - Pakistan Braces for Taliban Attacks as It Prepares Offensive, by Salman Masood

Reuters - Pakistani Taliban claim bomb attack on U.N. office, by Alamgir Bitani

Washington Times - Analysis: Pakistan improves position to fight terrorists, by Raza Khan

Associated Press - Pakistan Taliban head cracks jokes, vows vengeance, by Ishtiaq Mahsud



Associated Press - Iran plans new centrifuges for 2nd enrichment site, by Nasser Karimi

Times Online UK - Yet again Tehran spins it all to its advantage against the West, by Bronwen Maddox

Christian Science Monitor - Secret Iran nuclear report: 'Project 110' and other mysteries, by Peter Grier

Washington Times - Iran sanctions still work in progress, by Jon Ward



U.S. Military

Washington Post - Obama Praises U.S. Intelligence Efforts Against Al-Qaeda, by Anne E. Kornblut and Scott Wilson

Associated Press - Obama: US 'making real progress' fighting terror, by Julie Pace

Associated Press - Petraeus Treated for Cancer

LA Times - 'They are the unappreciated patriots', by T. Christian Miller

Associated Press - US troops ramp up Indonesia quake relief, by Eric Talmadge


Associated Press - Israel scrambles warplanes over nuclear facility, by Michael Barajas


Associated Press - High on qat, Yemeni troops battle Shiite rebels, by Ahmed Al-Haj


RFE/RL - Kazakhstan Allows French Military Transit to Afghanistan

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