The Military => The Military: General Discussion Area => Topic started by: Rattler on 19 November 2008, 19:14:37



Title: SWC again
Post by: Rattler on 19 November 2008, 19:14:37
As MadRussian checked out the history section over there (I didnt, following other sub forae) and found it useful,

There are some very interesting discussions on that site. The history section of the site is loaded with information about small wars.

Great Stuff.
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here again, this time the overall view, it is heavily and dstrictly monitored, but I guess htat is normal for such a volume of information...:

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

NOTE the total forums map, truly impressive (w/ sub forums) and there is something for everyone:

  • The Small Wars Community of Interest

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