About SmartWar.org

SmartWar.org is a conflict simulation and wargaming.

Why “Smart War”?

War is one of the oldest and most universal forms of human behavior, and it seems to change as much as it stays the same. Modern war is simultaneously Clausewitz with nukes and Che with airplanes; with so many deadly ways to kill each other and literally destroy the world, it is more important than ever to understand the dynamics of conflict. Scrooge McDuck might say “work smarter, not harder,” but this blog’s motto is to fight smarter, not harder.

A bit about me, “Robert Hossal”

Robert Hossal is the pen name I use to write online. I completed an M.A. in War Studies at King’s College London in 2012, and this blog began as an introductory resource for beginners in the field of War & Strategic studies. My first experience with conflict simulation and serious wargaming was in Professor Philip Sabin’s excellent “Conflict Simulation” module at KCL, where I designed the Fardh al-Qanoon counterinsurgency wargame.

Support the Blog

This site and my work on conflict simulation is purely a personal hobby. To help defray the cost of hosting the website, the site includes ads through Google, and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases through affiliate links. You can also directly support the blog on BuyMeACoffee.com.

If you would like to join the discussion and contribute your own posts, just send me an email at mail@smartwar.org to let me know you’re interested. I especially welcome contributions from fellow students of war.