Invaders & Lines of Communication…

“If the enemy is the invading party, we can cut his line of communications and occupy the roads by which he will have to return; If we are the invaders, we may direct our attack against the sovereign himself.” Tu Mu Advertisements

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Wrest an Advantage…

“If I wish to wrest an advantage from the enemy, I must not fix my mind on that alone, but allow for the possibility of the enemy also doing some harm to me … If I wish to extricate myself from a dangerous position, I must consider not only the enemy’s ability to injure me,… Read More

Discipline, Courage & Strength…

“If you wish to feign confusion in order to lure the enemy on, you must first have perfect discipline; if you wish to display timidity in order to entrap the enemy, you must have extreme courage; if you wish to parade your weakness in order to make the enemy over-confident, you must have exceeding strength.”… Read More

The Shape of Battles to Comes…

“I am quite confident that in the foreseeable future armed conflict will not take the form of huge land armies facing each other across extended battle lines, as they did in World War I and World War II or, for that matter, as they would have if NATO had faced the Warsaw Pact on the… Read More

Good Plan vs Perfect Plan…

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice… Read More