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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.
11 100
Post and debate the news; good, bad and ugly. News ignored by the mainstream media especially welcomed here.
567 5,573
Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
199 1,179
Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
178 1,764
Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
564 6,812
Suggestions. Praise. New developments. Complaints. Praise. Tips & Tricks. More praise.
111 1,335
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.
148 9,418
Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
154 4,940
War zone governance, and in-country political, economic, development assistance.
160 1,913
Those who put the I in indigenous.
7 42
Non-government delivery of services and relief of suffering
31 385
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Talk about (or with?) them.
128 2,154
Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself, that's here.
207 5,149
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.
129 3,817
Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
by AdamG
3 Hours Ago Go to last post
21 776
Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
132 3,238
National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.
115 4,621
The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
251 5,512
Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.
199 9,950
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.
149 6,048
Nations, Their Interests, and Their Competitors.
57 1,027
  Operation Iraqi Freedom
63 404
177 2,066
123 1,267
44 342
113 1,046
  Other U.S. GWOT
290 9,657
1 1
5 209
40 929
  Other, By Region
See BBC News for good regional news.
22 Minutes Ago Go to last post
122 28,782
16 1,035
47 3,184
32 2,312
105 7,075
46 3,065
72 20,700
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.
194 5,178
Developing effective, thinking, proficient Small Warriors.
by gute
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
225 3,455
Relevant capabilities and equipment are table stakes for winning those hearts and minds.
161 1,712
Training, advising, and operating with local armed forces in Foreign Internal Defense.
61 897
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?
155 2,666
Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
24 195
by flagg
12-10-2017 Go to last post
74 2,002

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