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Some old ideas about warfare

Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose.
Another quote ... "All warfare is based on deception."

I suggest any interested in defeating Bush et. al. now and later read "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.

A link to the full text is provided.

homepage: homepage: http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html

More readings 14.Aug.2003 14:05

Guerrilla Warfare

Sun Tzu is a must read, but his aphoristic style makes what he says a bit too abstract. For learning strategy and tactics there is really no substitute for studying the histories of actual military campaigns. But since we have only a limited amount of time before A21, I suggest only the following short works in addition to Sun Tzu. Read up, folks!

 http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/1937/guerrilla-warfare/
 http://www.che-lives.com/home/guerilla.shtml