ISW News Roundup - September 22, 2009

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New York Times - Afghanistan Assessment, a Catalyst for Obama, by Eric Schmitt

LA Times - Obama is reevaluating Afghanistan war strategy, by Julian E. Barnes

Reuters - Pentagon delays Afghan troop request: report

Christian Science Monitor - More troops for Afghanistan: When will Obama decide? by Gordon Lubold

Christian Science Monitor - Why does McChrystal need more troops for Afghanistan? by Gordon Lubold

CNN - Afghan leader backs U.S. military call for more troops

Reuters - Europe to resist larger Afghan troops commitment, by Luke Baker

Washington Times - Afghan warlords will fight if U.S. gives weapons, by Jason Motlagh and Sara A. Carter

Washington Post - General's Review Creates Rupture, by Karen DeYoung

Washington Post - U.S. Commanders Told to Shift Focus to More Populated Areas, by Greg Jaffe

Associated Press - UK's Brown seeks fewer UK troops in Afghanistan, by David Stringer

Times Online UK - Army draws up plan to send 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan, by Michael Evans and Giles Whittell

Reuters - US sees hand of elite Iranian unit in Afghanistan, by Adam Entous

LA Times - U.S. says Pakistan, Iran helping Taliban, by Greg Miller

Voice of America - New Zealand Special Forces Return to Afghanistan, by Phil Mercer

Associated Press - Bomb in Afghanistan kills US service member

Department of Defense - Forces Detain Insurgents, Seize Weapons in Afghanistan, from AFPS

Christian Science Monitor - Funeral for Italian soldiers: turning point for troops in Afghanistan? by Anna Momigliano

RFE/RL - U.S. General Says Afghan Supply Route 'Growing'

New York Times - Setting the Stage for a Recount - Interactive Graphic

Times Online UK - Messy, fragile, undemocratic - a new ideal for a new Afghanistan, by Tom Coghlan

Reuters - Afghan-born men in U.S. court in suspected bomb plot, by Robert Boczkiewicz



Associated Press - Iraq to press for dropping debt at UN meeting, by Jason Keyser

Associated Press - After years of war, Iraqis hit by a frenzy of crime, by Sinan Salaheddin



Associated Press - Girls school attacked in Pakistan

Long War Journal - Pakistani Army, Taliban clash in Waziristan, by Bill Roggio




New York Times - French Official Shows Reluctance on a Blockage of Gasoline for Iran, by Mark Landler

Reuters - Iran says makes new model of nuclear centrifuges, by Reza Derakhsi

Washington Post - U.S. and Iran Heading Into Talks Worlds Apart, by Glenn Kessler and Thomas Erdbrink


Washington Times - EXCLUSIVE: Israel makes secret offer on settlements, by Eli Lake

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