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Unformatted text preview: Sun Tzu part I I: on military intelligence and spies 1. There seems to be a great need for knowing found in the theories of Sun Tzu a. ie. knowing your enemy, knowing the terrain, knowing your troops, etc. b. “One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements” (page 135) c. Page 215: “If I know our troops can attack, but do not know the enemy cannot be attacked , it is only halfway to victory… if you know them and know yourself, your victory will not be imperiled. If you know Heaven and know Earth, your victory can be complete” 2. Chapter 7: Military Combat (examples of the need to know) a. An army can be successful if they entice the enemy with profits. This is the result of knowing their tactics. b. One who does not know the plans of the feudal lords cannot prepare alliances with them c. Someone who is unfamiliar with the terrain cannot advance the army, he who does not employ local guides cannot gain advantages of terrain (ie....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course HIST 2321 taught by Professor Strauss during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.
- Fall '08