Terrorism and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War
The following paper discusses whether the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 could have been avoided if the United States had followed the principles of Sun Tzu in “The Art of War”.
This paper illustrates how the United States has followed and could follow Sun Tzu’s principles in `The Art of War` in the days prior to September 11, 2001 and during Operation Enduring Freedom.
`Every military leader is, or should be, familiar with Sun Tzu’s Art of War. It is the preeminent primer on military tactics, strategies, and principles, and the oldest military treatise in the world. One can apply the principles of the Art of War to Operation Enduring Freedom. This paper will examine how the United States’ responses to terrorism since September 11 and through the present day have or have not held to Sun Tzu’s principles.`