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About the Small Wars Center

The Small Wars Center was formed in 2015 to confront law and policy questions related to the conduct of small wars, insurgencies, and irregular warfare. These types of warfare are not new; however, since 1945 these wars have come to dominate warfare over the past seventy years. As the world continues to grow more urban, connected, and littoral it is expected that small wars, insurgencies, and irregular warfare will continue to be the primary forms of conflict. Both military and political leaders throughout the world will need to confront a complex group of legal and policy issues in order to be effective in the current operating environment. This site is dedicated to addressing these issues through meaningful commentary to current events and analyzing subjects that influencing how nations approach small wars.



Peter Postma

Peter Postma is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal. While in law school, he was an Honor Intern at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of General Counsel (International Affairs) and interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. Prior to attending law school, he served seven years in the United States Army including two deployments to Iraq.

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