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Author McNeilly, Mark, author.

Title Sun Tzu and the art of modern warfare / Mark R. McNeilly
Edition Updated edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction: The relevance of Sun Tzu to modern warfare -- Win all without fighting: achieving the objective without destroying it -- Avoid strength, attack weakness: striking where the enemy is most vulnerable -- Deception and foreknowledge: winning the information war -- Speed and preparation: moving swiftly to overcome resistance -- Shaping the enemy: preparing the battlefield -- Character-based leadership: leading by example -- The "global war on terror" -- 8. Ancient principles for future battlefields
Summary Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwarzkopf. However, having been written 2000 years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader. This book has extracted the 6 concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and to apply to military situations. This updated edition reflects on all that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the challenge of Iran, the 'Arab Spring', and the continued rise of China
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 6, 2014)
Subject Sunzi, active 6th century B.C. Sunzi bing fa.
Sunzi bing fa (Sunzi)
Military art and science -- Case studies
Military art and science.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Military art and science.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- International Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Sunzi, active 6th century B.C. Sunzi bing fa. English. 2014.
ISBN 0190252715