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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.
570 5,619
Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
200 1,179
Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
by nertz
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
182 1,789
Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
by JHR
1 Week Ago Go to last post
563 6,751
Suggestions. Praise. New developments. Complaints. Praise. Tips & Tricks. More praise.
110 1,328
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.
146 9,368
Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
154 4,960
War zone governance, and in-country political, economic, development assistance.
163 1,927
Those who put the I in indigenous.
7 42
Non-government delivery of services and relief of suffering
33 390
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Talk about (or with?) them.
130 2,076
Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself, that's here.
200 3,574
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 3,614
Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
21 775
Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
3 Weeks Ago Go to last post
132 3,251
National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.
110 2,450
The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
249 5,347
Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.
196 9,751
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.
147 5,782
Nations, Their Interests, and Their Competitors.
56 975
  Operation Iraqi Freedom
64 414
179 2,097
10-14-2011 Go to last post
125 1,276
44 342
113 1,039
  Other U.S. GWOT
302 9,617
1 1
6 210
43 944
  Other, By Region
See BBC News for good regional news.
by Azor
7 Minutes Ago Go to last post
122 24,575
16 1,010
49 3,127
29 2,066
99 6,866
46 2,722
75 18,790
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.
1 Week Ago Go to last post
199 5,203
Developing effective, thinking, proficient Small Warriors.
228 3,421
Relevant capabilities and equipment are table stakes for winning those hearts and minds.
158 1,702
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?
156 2,564
Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
22 193
71 1,829

What's Going On?
Small Wars Council Statistics
Small Wars Council Statistics
Threads: 14,218, Posts: 190,807, Members: 10,587
Welcome to our newest member, rosabella1102

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