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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.
9 91
Post and debate the news; good, bad and ugly. News ignored by the mainstream media especially welcomed here.
572 5,620
Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
200 1,175
Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
182 1,788
Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
561 6,747
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.
145 9,367
Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
154 4,958
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.
129 2,070
Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself, that's here.
198 3,508
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 3,609
Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
21 775
Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
131 3,249
National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.
109 2,294
The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
245 5,333
Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.
195 9,732
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 5,738
Nations, Their Interests, and Their Competitors.
56 972
  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 9,612
1 1
5 209
43 944
  Other, By Region
See BBC News for good regional news.
122 22,452
1 Week Ago Go to last post
16 1,008
49 3,124
28 2,053
99 6,859
45 2,705
73 18,445
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 5,198
Developing effective, thinking, proficient Small Warriors.
228 3,421
Relevant capabilities and equipment are table stakes for winning those hearts and minds.
158 1,700
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 2,562
Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
22 193
71 1,827


What's Going On?
Small Wars Council Statistics
Small Wars Council Statistics
Threads: 14,027, Posts: 187,772, Members: 10,502
Welcome to our newest member, Marybhull

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