For over 2000 years, these 13 chapters attributed to Sun Tzu have been the Bible, or should have been the Bible for those intending to wage war, or who are waging war. When JFK began the American adventure in Vietnam, although he was very well read, I doubt he had read this missive. Ho Chi Minh however, I am sure was very familiar with it, and don't be surprised that the Taliban is also familiar with the principles contained therein. Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work. When 2 LT Mike Vendetti the narrator ignored the simple principles of this tract, he returned home minus a leg. "Charlie" knew exactly what he was doing.
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