ISW News Roundup - September 23, 2009

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New York Times - Obama Is Considering Strategy Shift in Afghan War, by Peter Baker and Elisabeth Bumiller

Reuters - Obama reviews options in Afghanistan, by Adam Entous

Christian Science Monitor - If Obama nixes more troops for Afghanistan, what is Plan B? by Gordon Lubold

Wall Street Journal - Congress Presses on War Plan, by Yochi J. Dreazen, Neil King Jr. and Peter Spiegel

CNN - NATO chief: We must succeed in Afghanistan

Washington Post - Less Peril for Civilians, but More for Troops, by Ann Scott Tyson

Reuters - Britain preparing for a possible Afghan troop hike, by Phil Stewart

Times Online UK - Weary troops are fighting a losing battle not a lost cause, by Anthony Loyd

Times Online UK - Afghanistan mission: options and recommendations, by Anthony Loyd

Associated Press - Roadside bombs kill 12 Afghan civilians, by Rahim Faiez

Wall Street Journal - Indian Minister Urges Afghan Political Settlement, by Joe Lauria

BBC - Little Afghan appetite for more voting

BBC - 'Jungle' immigrants tell stories

New York Times - Russia, Plagued by Heroin Use, to Press U.S. on Destroying Afghan Poppy Crops, by Ellen Barry

CNN - Taliban suspected of stockpiling 'missing' Afghan opium, by Paul Armstrong



Associated Press - Father: Iraqi perhaps slain in UK revenge attack, by David Stringer

LA Times - U.S. closes door on a onetime Iraq ally, by Ned Parker

LA Times - U.S. soldier charged with murder in contractor slaying in Iraq

RFE/RL - Ethnic Mandaeans Killed in Iraqi Jewelry Store Robberies



Washington Post - Swat Valley, a Bittersweet Eid, by Pamela Constable




Associated Press - AP: Ahmadinejad urges Obama to see Iran as a friend, by Robert Burns and Anne Gearan

Reuters - China firms selling fuel to Iran as U.S. sanctions loom


Reuters - China army parade may give clue to new missiles, by Lucy Hornby


Associated Press - Aid agencies warn of deepening Yemen crisis, by Ahmed El-Haj


Washington Times - Somali militia pledges fealty to bin Laden, by Shaun Waterman

Breitbart - Eight civilians killed in Mogadishu clashes

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