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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.
8 80
Post and debate the news; good, bad and ugly. News ignored by the mainstream media especially welcomed here.
602 5,902
Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
12-18-2014 Go to last post
258 1,162
Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
184 1,817
Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
559 6,831
Suggestions. Praise. New developments. Complaints. Praise. Tips & Tricks. More praise.
113 1,395
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 9,362
Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
156 5,017
War zone governance, and in-country political, economic, development assistance.
163 1,911
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.
144 2,102
Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself, that's here.
188 3,422
Too often, coalition means them and US. Broaden our US-centricity view, and talk about working together.
21 122
The application of law, order, and justice -- here, there, and everywhere / international.
142 3,391
Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
29 764
Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
133 3,309
National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.
107 2,536
The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
209 4,415
Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.
218 7,662
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.
143 5,155
Nations, Their Interests, and Their Competitors.
47 889
  Operation Iraqi Freedom
66 430
184 2,139
130 1,562
45 349
113 935
  Other U.S. GWOT
298 9,463
14 1,292
8 359
43 913
  Other, By Region
See BBC News for good regional news.
102 8,853
16 904
58 3,002
32 1,709
87 6,037
47 2,471
66 7,302
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.
214 5,492
Developing effective, thinking, proficient Small Warriors.
277 3,476
Relevant capabilities and equipment are table stakes for winning those hearts and minds.
178 1,921
Training, advising, and operating with local armed forces in Foreign Internal Defense.
66 756
The compression of roles and effects. The Strategic Corporal meets the "turn left" National Security Advisor.
33 934
What do we know, need to know, and how do we get there?
182 1,928
Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
25 212
68 1,891

What's Going On?
Small Wars Council Statistics
Small Wars Council Statistics
Threads: 13,081, Posts: 158,513, Members: 9,505
Welcome to our newest member, PaoloC

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