Accession Number:

ADA470026

Title:

Sun Tzu's War Theory in the Twenty First Century

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

War theories have great impacts on warfare. They provide ways to think about issues, and advice on problem solving regarding wars and use of force. Fundamentally, modern war theories are based on cultures, observation of war behaviors, and technology. The core values of a war theory are still of the human dimension. Therefore, prevention of any armed conflict still tends to be human nature of 20th century and will continue toward the 21st century with 4th Generation Warfare. In accordance with winning without fighting a battle scenario, I will argue that the battle-prevention theory school is the most suitable, and Sun Tzus classic The Art of War is the best choice of approach. This paper will further discuss why Sun Tzus theory is so precious and applicable in terms of modern strategic environment and contemporary values of his sophisticated theory.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE