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Maintaining the Mental Edge

In Sun Tzu’s Art of War parable, the over-arching philosophy he describes is a focus on the mental state of war more than physical tactics. While the carrying out of ferocious military plans will no doubt help win a battle or war, Tzu writes about almost entirely the psychological aspects of preparing for war. HeContinue reading “Maintaining the Mental Edge”

Star Wars, America, and Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was made up of many different warring nations to include Sparta and Athens. These two nations grew over time where one became the most powerful army in the region and the other became the most powerful navy in the region. After studying ancient Greece, it is easy to compare the interactions of SpartaContinue reading “Star Wars, America, and Ancient Greece”

Sun Tzu’s Modern Relevance

In Sun Tzu’s Art of War, he provides an interesting philosophical approach to how war should be handled. While this document was written ages ago, some of it is very relevant to now. Additionally, some of it is contradictory to the techniques and tactics we are taught at the Naval Academy. While Sun Tzu’s philosophyContinue reading “Sun Tzu’s Modern Relevance”

The Galactic Empire and Rome

Empires throughout history have come about in a multitude of different ways. Some started out as Empires, with kings and emperors who persisted and kept it that way for centuries. Some have a revolution or get overthrown by someone with ambition to be an emperor. Others, as in the case of both the Roman andContinue reading “The Galactic Empire and Rome”

Aggressive but not Reckless

David A. Majd-Faridi             Sun Tzu’s writing in The Art of War is a brilliant product of years of experience of combat and leading armies with the purpose to bring forward the hard and important lessons that have been learned on the battlefield.  While reading excerpts from a few of the chapters provided to us,Continue reading “Aggressive but not Reckless”