Ten Things to Consider Before Launching an Attack against Iran

Sun Tzu, a 6th-century B.C. Chinese general and military strategist and the author of The Art of War, laid out arguably the most comprehensive treatise on strategy ever written.  I referenced his insights frequently in my strategy classes at the University of Virginia, and particularly this kernel of wisdom: It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. To succeed in war, you must understand your enemy.  With that thought in mind, it is helpful to consider what we know about Iran's Islamist rulers and their line of attack in previous military engagements.  The best evidence we have comes from the Iran-Iraq War.  Below are some basic facts about that war and ten lessons that political and military leaders today should contemplate...(Read Full Article)

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