Topic: military and war

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civilization and society
contingency and strategic planning
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Subtopic: military up

Quote: the military is a great matter of the state [»tzuS_180]
Quote: covenants, without the sword, are but words, and of no strength to secure a man at all

Subtopic: cause of war up

Quote: war occurs when divers men think themselves wiser than the rest, and strive to alter what they think amiss [»hobbT_1650a, OK]
Quote: humans labour in vain for purple raiments; there's a point beyond which having does not increase pleasure; it leads to war [»lucr_55]

Subtopic: war up

Quote: in declared hostility against an enemy, all infliction of evil is lawful [»hobbT_1651, OK]
Quote: a commonwealth is dissolved when defeated in war; everyone is at liberty to protect themselves [»hobbT_1651, OK]
Quote: if doubt that war is natural, consider that you lock your door or chest despite officers and laws [»hobbT_1651, OK]
Quote: the condition of man is a condition of war, hence seek peace and defend ourselves [»hobbT_1651, OK]
Quote: war is the disposition to fighting; no industry, no culture, no navigation, no knowledge, no arts, no letters, no society [»hobbT_1651, OK]
Quote: war is continual fear; life is solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short
Quote: in war, every man is bound by nature to protect the authority by which he is protected in peace [»hobbT_1651, OK]

Subtopic: civil war up

Quote: a monarchy is less likely to dissolve in civil war than an assembly; avoids different opinions [»hobbT_1650a, OK]
Quote: without discontent, pretence, and hope, there can be no rebellion; with all three, there wanteth nothing thereto, but someone to blow the trumpet [»hobbT_1650a, OK]

Subtopic: peace up

Quote: no man can be assured of survival in a state of hostility and war; seek peace and assistance [»hobbT_1650a, OK]
Quote: it is a law for nature that messengers of peace may safely come and go; for seeing peace is a general law of nature [»hobbT_1650a, OK]

Subtopic: military leadership up

Quote: bind the multitude with deeds and harm instead of words and advantage; as if leading a single person, they can turn defeat into victory [»tzuS_180]
Quote: a leader orchestrates action and gives it meaning in terms of strategic directions [»peteTJ_1982]
Quote: a list of characteristics of winning generals; important for managing super large system development [»joneTC1_1977]

Subtopic: spies up

Quote: spies are the treasure of the people's sovereign; know the nature of the enemy [»tzuS_180]
Quote: for spies, kinship, reward, sage, humane, secrecy; mortal consequences [»tzuS_180]
Quote: use spies to learn the names of all involved [»tzuS_180]
Quote: a defender has knowledge of the terrain; keep it obscure; leverage unpredictability in security systems [»schnB_2000]

Subtopic: military strategy up

Quote: knowing victory is fivefold--when, comparative size, unified, prepared, in charge [»tzuS_180]
Quote: an army without supplies is lost; avoid thin supply lines and long marches [»tzuS_180]
Quote: victory requires knowledge of earth, heaven, the other, and oneself [»tzuS_180]
Quote: feudal lords resist when enclosed, fight when no holding back, follow when overcome [»tzuS_180]

Subtopic: avoiding battle up

Quote: know the enemy's purpose, their vital point; a skillful deed can take whole, even at a distance [»tzuS_180]
Quote: taking a state whole, without battle, is best [»tzuS_180]
Quote: assure victory prior to battle [»tzuS_180]
Quote: avoid battle if not advantageous, not attainable, or not in danger [»tzuS_180]
Quote: comparative size determines the strategy of attack; e.g., avoid the enemy if too small [»tzuS_180]

Subtopic: battle up

Quote: in battle, take advantage, attack what he loves, hide the time of battle, respond to the enemy [»tzuS_180]
Quote: do not fight the high ground, the protected group, feigned defeat; leave a way out for defeated soldiers [»tzuS_180]
Quote: occupy the high ground and await the enemy; do not pursue; avoid the distant ground [»tzuS_180]

Subtopic: wartime diplomacy up

Quote: on going to war, close the passes, plan at the highest level, and make decisions [»tzuS_180]

Subtopic: detect attacks up

Quote: modern society does not prevent crime; it detects crime after the fact

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