The Principles of War

These principles are codified and applied somewhat differently from nation to nation, but the following are the most common. They have been distilled from our long history of war. For all you war nuts like me, I know that this list includes some principles that are normally not included. This list is a compilation of two or three overlapping lists I have found in my books.

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Sources: general knowledge, Col. S. A. Rathofer (Ret.), How to Make War by James F. Dunnigan and The Principles of War for the Information Age by Robert R. Leonhard