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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 91
Post and debate the news; good, bad and ugly. News ignored by the mainstream media especially welcomed here.
576 5,649
Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
3 Weeks Ago Go to last post
199 1,172
Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
183 1,787
Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
557 6,726
Suggestions. Praise. New developments. Complaints. Praise. Tips & Tricks. More praise.
109 1,327
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.
145 9,361
Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
153 4,950
War zone governance, and in-country political, economic, development assistance.
162 1,925
Those who put the I in indigenous.
7 42
Non-government delivery of services and relief of suffering
33 389
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Talk about (or with?) them.
128 2,056
Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself, that's here.
195 3,486
Too often, coalition means them and US. Broaden our US-centricity view, and talk about working together.
17 79
The application of law, order, and justice -- here, there, and everywhere / international.
133 3,536
Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
21 773
Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
131 3,249
National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.
109 2,287
The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
237 5,270
Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.
195 9,702
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.
151 5,677
Nations, Their Interests, and Their Competitors.
56 964
  Operation Iraqi Freedom
64 414
179 2,097
10-14-2011 Go to last post
125 1,276
45 346
115 1,044
  Other U.S. GWOT
299 9,598
1 1
5 209
44 938
  Other, By Region
See BBC News for good regional news.
119 18,372
1 Week Ago Go to last post
19 996
48 3,096
28 2,007
by Firn
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
99 6,816
44 2,692
71 16,188
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.
199 5,194
Developing effective, thinking, proficient Small Warriors.
226 3,415
Relevant capabilities and equipment are table stakes for winning those hearts and minds.
159 1,694
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?
164 2,540
Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
22 193
69 1,825

What's Going On?
Small Wars Council Statistics
Small Wars Council Statistics
Threads: 13,693, Posts: 180,599, Members: 10,286
Welcome to our newest member, Williamtorton

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