Iqbal Sacranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, urged the prime minister to use his influence to "avert the destruction of an important Muslim country" and warned of deep cynicism among British Muslims about the motives for the war on terror. In a letter to No 10, Mr Sacranie described the plans for war as a "colonial policy". A war would worsen relations between communities and faiths in Britain as well as causing "lasting damage" to relations between the Muslim world and the west, Mr Sacranie added. The opposition of the MCB, a moderate organisation linked to dozens of community groups, highlights the failure of the US and Britain to convince Muslims in the west of the validity of the war on terrorism.
But his philosophy applies to more than just military conflict. Here are five lasting influences of The Art of War. Sometimes there is no alternative to fighting, but many times war represents a failure of diplomacy, effective alliance building or credible power projection.
Misdirection and mystery are important tools for achieving victory, as this quotation makes clear: Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness.
Keith Allison People often use military language to talk about sports and although lives are not on the line, the hyper-competitive nature of sports leads players and coaches to seek almost any advantage over their opponents.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who has led his team to three Super Bowl championships, has studied The Art of War to sharpen his strategic skills and to view problems in creative ways. Whether in business, politics or sports, effective decision-making is more likely when the decisions are based on a rational evaluation rather than assumptions and emotion.
The Art of War covers a wide range of military topics including maneuvering armies, terrain, intelligence, force and siege warfare, even though the last topic may not seem relevant given the modern state of warfare. The importance of discipline is a major theme in the book. Discipline has been a key ingredient in the success of the U.
If you study history or follow the Global War on Terror you know these factors are just as relevant today as they were 2, years ago. As was the case in ancient China, the use of spies to gather information, or what today is called human intelligence, is usually the most effective method.
The growing fleet of unmanned U. Tommy Franks wrote about the importance of momentum in battle.
This quotation from The Art of War makes the same point: Skillful warriors are able to allow the force of momentum to seize victory for them without exerting their strength. However, the defeat of an insidious ideology like militant Islamism might take decades and cannot be tied to election cycles or artificial timetables.
Victory in the Global War on Terror will require much more than high-profile tactical successes such as the killing of Osama bin Laden. Many would argue that patience is a key attribute of the enemy, that they are willing to bide their time.Horoscope and natal chart of Rudolf Steiner, born on /02/ you will find in this page an excerpt of the astrological portrait and the interpration of the planetary dominants.
Horoscope and natal chart of Kylie Jenner, born on /08/ you will find in this page an excerpt of the astrological portrait and the interpration of the planetary dominants. The Art of War and The Wisdom of the Desert are two books that, though their audiences may lean in opposite directions, the theme of conquering conflict is at the heart of each book.
Resolving conflict successfully can be done in many different ways. Rule #3: Loving or loathing Roger Stone should not preclude you from reading “Stone’s Rules” because it is a 21st-century version of “The Art of War.” If you are unfamiliar with “The Art of War”, it is a famous strategy and tactics manual written 2, years ago by Sun Tzu, a Chinese military strategist.
Before we can explore the galactography of war, we first must ask whether war is in any sense a "universal" phenomenon.* If the answer is clearly negative, our subject matter may be a null set.
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