Principles of Special Operations: Learning from Sun Tzu and Frontinus

  title={Principles of Special Operations: Learning from Sun Tzu and Frontinus},
  author={Adam Leong Kok Wey},
  journal={Comparative Strategy},
  pages={131 - 144}
The principles espoused in Sun Tzu's Art of War and Sextus Iulius Frontinus's Stratagematon that have linkages with the practice of special operations warfare are examined in this article. The academic study of special operations within the field of strategy has been hindered by the lack of resources in strategic theories that explain how special operations work and succeed. This article presents the discovery of principles of special operations which has been vividly described in both of these… Expand
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