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Small Wars Council is the Warriors' Council for those engaged in the practice of Small Wars. Warrior in this sense is not a military term -- successful conduct of Small Wars requires consideration and coordination across the many elements of power. We are an equal opportunity site, painfully aware that we must transcend individual services, and the military in general, to take a multi-disciplinary, international, multi-cultural look at the challenges of prosecuting Small Wars in the 21st Century.

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The Small Wars Community of Interest
No discussions of current ops that may disadvantage lawful combatants.
Read a book, discuss it here with your fellow Council members.
9 90
Post and debate the news; good, bad and ugly. News ignored by the mainstream media especially welcomed here.
581 5,758
Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
05-27-2015 Go to last post
253 1,114
Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
182 1,791
Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
556 6,719
Suggestions. Praise. New developments. Complaints. Praise. Tips & Tricks. More praise.
112 1,385
Discuss issues from the TSLC.
24 602
Small Wars Participants & Stakeholders
Speak with or about the folks in these neighborhoods of interest and practice.
Boots on the ground, steel on target -- the pointy end of the spear.
by Firn
5 Days Ago Go to last post
144 9,259
Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
151 4,898
War zone governance, and in-country political, economic, development assistance.
161 1,909
Those who put the I in indigenous.
6 40
Non-government delivery of services and relief of suffering
40 381
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Talk about (or with?) them.
131 2,085
Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself, that's here.
194 3,453
Too often, coalition means them and US. Broaden our US-centricity view, and talk about working together.
16 78
The application of law, order, and justice -- here, there, and everywhere / international.
130 3,481
Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
21 769
Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
131 3,294
National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.
105 2,273
The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
234 5,240
Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.
190 9,614
Conflicts -- Current & Future
No discussions of current ops that may disadvantage lawful combatants.
  Global & General
Trans-national issues and actors. Culture and the Clash of Civilizations.
146 5,492
Nations, Their Interests, and Their Competitors.
51 908
  Operation Iraqi Freedom
64 414
179 2,097
10-14-2011 Go to last post
125 1,276
45 349
115 1,044
  Other U.S. GWOT
298 9,584
1 1
8 384
44 933
  Other, By Region
See BBC News for good regional news.
by CrowBat
8 Minutes Ago Go to last post
112 12,324
17 956
50 3,071
24 1,789
97 6,754
42 2,560
71 13,999
Military Art & Science Applied
The capabilities, functions, and issues for a military engaged in Small Wars.
Enduring doctrinal principles, what really works now (or not), and the TTPs that deliver them.
201 5,122
Developing effective, thinking, proficient Small Warriors.
227 3,409
Relevant capabilities and equipment are table stakes for winning those hearts and minds.
161 1,686
Training, advising, and operating with local armed forces in Foreign Internal Defense.
56 890
The compression of roles and effects. The Strategic Corporal meets the "turn left" National Security Advisor.
19 691
What do we know, need to know, and how do we get there?
155 2,432
Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
03-18-2015 Go to last post
24 195
67 1,822

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