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How does this perspective on strategy illuminate our understanding of international security

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Unformatted text preview: iances 3) next is to attack their army 4) the lowest is to attack their fortifies cities War as a mind game One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements Not just the U.S. who’s read Sun Tzu Many people in U.S. intelligence community have on their desk, but is this about intelligence? Tzu is talking about intelligence, but deeper point about psychology Aim of war to achieve measure of control, Clausewitz would argue it is for political goal Control over the complexities of war and control over the enemy War is a complex system with a dominant human dimension, if you can control human dimension, you can achieved victory Essential human component! Case Study: Mao How Mao employed both Sun Tzu and Clausewitz The encroachment of Japan into China gave Mao’s Communists the political issue they needed to mobilize the people behind their cause Born in 20th century China, able to receive high school education Served as soldier, raised political awareness about...
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