Sun Tzu also stressed the importance of intelligence operatives and espionage to the war effort.
Because Sun Tzu has long been considered to be one of history's finest military tacticians and analysts, his teachings and strategies formed the basis of advanced military training for centuries to come.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
Across East Asia, The Art of War was part of the syllabus for potential candidates of military service examinations. 1467–1568), the Japanese daimyō named Takeda Shingen (1521–1573) is said to have become almost invincible in all battles without relying on guns, because he studied The Art of War.
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC).
This section examines the five targets for attack, the five types of environmental attack and the appropriate responses to such attacks.
Explores the five fundamental factors (the Way, seasons, terrain, leadership, and management) and seven elements that determine the outcomes of military engagements.