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Terrorism and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Mark McNeilly

in Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199957859
Published online February 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190252717 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199957859.003.0008
Terrorism and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

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The actions of the United States and its allies in the so-called “global war on terror” against al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world illustrate that Sun Tzu’s words still ring true even centuries later. The Art of War can show why the United States has gained some victories but has not achieved all it might have. This chapter reviews the war on terrorism and gleans the lessons learned from this conflict based on the principles of Sun Tzu.

Keywords: Iraq; Afghanistan; war on terror; al-Qaeda; wars; modern warfare; The Art of War; Sun Tzu

Chapter.  9692 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Theory ; International Relations

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