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coun•cil (koun'sul). n. An assembly of persons called together for consultation, deliberation, or discussion.

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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  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
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.
6 72
Post and debate the news; good, bad and ugly. News ignored by the mainstream media especially welcomed here.
596 5,877
Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
263 1,150
Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
181 1,794
Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
556 6,853
Suggestions. Praise. New developments. Complaints. Praise. Tips & Tricks. More praise.
113 1,386
Discuss issues from the TSLC.
25 633
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.
157 9,289
Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
157 4,881
War zone governance, and in-country political, economic, development assistance.
162 1,910
Those who put the I in indigenous.
16 180
Non-government delivery of services and relief of suffering
41 401
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Talk about (or with?) them.
138 2,050
Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself, that's here.
183 3,399
Too often, coalition means them and US. Broaden our US-centricity view, and talk about working together.
21 121
The application of law, order, and justice -- here, there, and everywhere / international.
139 3,238
Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
28 761
Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
127 3,229
National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.
104 2,197
The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
197 4,080
Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.
212 7,548
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.
133 3,735
Nations, Their Interests, and Their Competitors.
by kaur
5 Days Ago Go to last post
42 849
  Operation Iraqi Freedom
66 430
184 2,170
131 1,569
45 349
113 935
  Other U.S. GWOT
312 9,279
15 1,267
8 332
41 910
  Other, By Region
See BBC News for good regional news.
113 7,390
18 894
by Ray
19 Hours Ago Go to last post
49 2,816
36 2,435
86 5,800
46 2,448
55 3,231
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.
213 5,589
Developing effective, thinking, proficient Small Warriors.
279 3,396
Relevant capabilities and equipment are table stakes for winning those hearts and minds.
175 1,887
Training, advising, and operating with local armed forces in Foreign Internal Defense.
64 740
The compression of roles and effects. The Strategic Corporal meets the "turn left" National Security Advisor.
32 932
What do we know, need to know, and how do we get there?
177 1,867
Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
25 212
69 1,893


What's Going On?
Small Wars Council Statistics
Small Wars Council Statistics
Threads: 12,343, Posts: 149,298, Members: 9,220
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