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« on: 13 November 2008, 00:15:14 »
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Some serious knowledge bunched up there:

http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/index.php, see especially: http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/forumdisplay.php?f=45

Don´t want to distract anyone from here, quite to the contrary: Following the forum over there you might find that some threads are well worth to be discussed under wargaming aspects and strat/tactics anglees for your wargaming.

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« Reply #1 on: 19 November 2008, 15:16:53 »
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There are some very interesting discussions on that site. The history section of the site is loaded with information about small wars.

Great Stuff.

Good Hunting.

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« Reply #2 on: 19 November 2008, 19:14:25 »
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Indeed.

http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/index.php

If you check out the forums map (w/ sub forums) you will find there is virtually something for everyone:

  • The Small Wars Community of Interest

    - The Whole News: Post and debate the news; good, bad and ugly. News ignored by the mainstream media especially welcomed here.
    - Blog Watch: Seen something good on a blog lately? Let the rest of us know about it, and share your thoughts.
    - Miscellaneous Goings On: Events, books, new analyses, heard on the street notables, etc.
    - RFIs & Members' Projects: Looking for something? Float your question here, and see what the community has to say in response.
    - Small Wars Council / Journal: Suggestions. Praise. New developments. Complaints. Praise. Tips & Tricks. More praise.

  • Members Only Forums

    - Tell Us About You: Who are you and what do you do?
    - The Kitakidogo Social Club: Swahili for smallwars. Gather 'round the fire, grab a G&T, clean your guns, and solve the world's problems. Nothing is off-topic, but the ROE still apply. Relax, let the threads wander, but not your values.
    - The Non-Virtual Community: In the spirit of the 3Bs of deep thinking -- basements, bars, and backyards; this forum is to facilitate local get-togethers.
    - Jobs & Job Seekers: Employment in the extended Small Wars community. Threads expire after 60 days.

  • Small Wars Participants & Stakeholders
       
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    - Military - Other: Echelons away from the trigger pullers, from operational art and theater logistics to service combat development to just plain FOBbits.
    - Government Agencies & Officials: War zone governance, and in-country political, economic, development assistance.
    - War Zone Citizen: Those who put the I in indigenous.
    - NGO & Humanitarian: Non-government delivery of services and relief of suffering
    - Adversary / Threat: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Talk about (or with?) them.
    - Media, Information & Cyber Warriors: Getting the story, dealing with those who do, and operating in the information & cyber domains. Not the news itself
    - The Coalition Speaks: Too often, coalition means them and US. Talk about US, and working together.
    - Law Enforcement: The application of law, order, and justice -- here, there, and everywhere / international.
    - PMCs and Entrepreneurs: Applied capitalism. Making money in the war zone, and the issues that go with it.
    - Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious: Applying the soft sciences and higher laws.
    - Politics In the Rear: National will and developments back home for the intervening nations.   
    - Historians: The practice of history, and historical analysis. See FAQ for where to discuss history relevant to other forums.
    - Futurists & Theorists: Future Competition & Conflict, Theory & Nature of Conflict, 4GW through 9?GW, Transformation, RMA, etc.

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      - The Information War
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    • Other U.S. GWOT

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      - OEF - Horn of Africa
      - OEF - Philippines
      - Catch-All, GWOT

    • Other, By Region

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      - South Asia
      - Asia-Pacific   
      - Africa   
      - Americas
      - Europe

    • Military Art & Science Applied
         
      - Doctrine & TTPs: Enduring doctrinal principles, what really works now (or not), and the TTPs that deliver them.
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      - Intelligence: What do we know, need to know, and how do we get there?
      - It Ain't Just Killin': Applying influence, working with civil and private agencies, dealing with non-combatants.
      - Catch-All, Military Art & Science
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