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28-4-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 10:15 AM

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Military and Veterans Studies | Military History

Abstract

Sun Tzu is one of the most influential military figures of all time; his treatise The Art of War provides the framework for waging an effective war. War is much more than a game of numbers or pawns on a board, Sun Tzu identifies the underlying factors that determine the outcome of every war, past or present. Follow The Art of War and victory is ensured, but if you ignore Sun Tzu defeat is inevitable. Many wars throughout history are proof of this statement, but there is no greater example than America's defeat in Vietnam. Despite having a much more powerful and well equipped military the United States was defeated in Vietnam because the Viet Cong followed the teachings outlined in Sun Tzu's The Art of War.

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Apr 28th, 9:00 AM Apr 28th, 10:15 AM

The Art of War: Battles Won and Wars Lost

Sun Tzu is one of the most influential military figures of all time; his treatise The Art of War provides the framework for waging an effective war. War is much more than a game of numbers or pawns on a board, Sun Tzu identifies the underlying factors that determine the outcome of every war, past or present. Follow The Art of War and victory is ensured, but if you ignore Sun Tzu defeat is inevitable. Many wars throughout history are proof of this statement, but there is no greater example than America's defeat in Vietnam. Despite having a much more powerful and well equipped military the United States was defeated in Vietnam because the Viet Cong followed the teachings outlined in Sun Tzu's The Art of War.