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The roots of modern counterinsurgency strategy are deep. As far back as Roman times historians like Tacitus recorded accounts of regular forces battling local guerrillas, and from these origins a long tradition of studying these peculiar types of conflicts was born.

Charle the British Empire of the 19 th century stretched across the globe, Callwell gained first-hand experience fighting insurgencies on two continents. He went on to chronicle lessons from those experiences, as each offered multiple opportunities to consider and reconsider how best to wage counterinsurgencies.

While his work is a far cry from modern population-centric visions of counterinsurgency, it represents an important starting point in the development of modern counterinsurgency strategy and tactics. Callwell was a British army officer who served in chwrles series of colonial wars, including the Second Anglo-Afghan War and the First and Second Boer Wars, wrote widely on military and strategic issues Moreman While his final postings as a major general during World War I focused xmall intelligence and logistical issues, he is best known for his studies of counterinsurgency.


These characteristics served him well while examining small wars, small perhaps not in leading troops. Callwell held only one significant command position, during the Second Boer War, in which he was not especially successful.

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Callwell and his “Small Wars,” most important for our purposes I believe — and most important specifically re: Causes of Small Wars Small wars are a heritage of extended empire, a certain epilogue to encroachments into lands beyond the confines of existing civilization and this has been so from the early ages to the present time.

The great nation which seeks expansion in remote quarters of the globe must accept the consequences. These, likewise due to resistance-to-transformation coming from various state and non-state actors; all of whom want nothing to do with such radical political, economic and social changes as the U.

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