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Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Mark R. McNeilly


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. This book has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and to apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating historical examples, the book shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future—both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts—and how ... More

Keywords: Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Mao Zedong, General Norman Schwartzkopf, wars, terrorist conflicts, war on terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199957859
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199957859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark R. McNeilly, author
Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Adjunct Professor of Marketing