Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare, Updated Edition by Mark R. McNeillySun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare, Updated Edition by Mark R. McNeilly

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare, Updated Edition

byMark R. McNeilly

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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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 Schwartzkopf. However, having been written two thousand years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader.Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (OUP, 2011), which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinatinghistorical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future - both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts - and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the war on terrorism and China's increasingly important strategic and military role inthe world. 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. Each chapter includes brand new examples to explain important concepts in The Art of War.Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular translation by Samuel Griffith, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers,military history buffs, or business executives.
Mark McNeilly has appeared as a guest speaker in the History Channel special on Sun Tzu's The Art of War and spoken at the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College on Sun Tzu's principles. Mark is also the author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business: Six Strategic Principles for Managers. A Lecturer at the University of North Carolin...
Title:Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare, Updated EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Relevance of Sun Tzu to Modern Warfare1. Win All Without Fighting: Achieving the Objective Without Destroying It2. Avoid Strength, Attack Weakness: Striking Where the Enemy Is Most Vulnerable3. Deception and Foreknowledge: Winning the Information War4. Speed and Preparation: Moving Swiftly to Overcome Resistance5. Shaping the Enemy: Preparing the Battlefield6. Character-based Leadership: Leading by Example7. The "Global War on Terror"8. Ancient Principles for Future BattlefieldsNotesOriginal Translation of The Art of War by Samuel B. GriffithBibliography to Sun Tzu translationIndex to Sun Tzu and the Art of Ancient and Modern Warfare