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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”

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”

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”

Art of Academy

“The Art of War” written by Sun Tzu offers insight into the most important aspects of war. From his writing, discipline and preparation most closely connect to what the Naval Academy teaches its Midshipmen in regard to preparation for the Fleet. Sun Tzu claims there are five fundamentals of war: the way, heaven, earth, command,Continue reading “Art of Academy”