Get between the enemy (Kim) and his base (PRC): Sun Tzu at Gettysburg: 1 of 2: Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World by Bevin Alexander.

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(Photo: Egypt (there were no Egyptian forces involved in the fighting!) troops about to board U.S. Army Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw helicopters to be transported to the front lines at the 6th Transportation Helicopter Company, Eighth Army, Korea.

Date 24 December 1953 (does not concede with the caption, as the Korean War ended in July 1953)

Source NARA FILE#: 111-SC-422077, www.defenseimagery.mil photo no. HA-SN-98-07085 [1]

Author Camera Operator: PFC E. E. Green, U.S. Army)

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Get between the enemy (Kim) and his base (PRC): Sun Tzu at Gettysburg: 1 of 2: Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World by Bevin Alexander. 

Ten major battles or campaigns that could have been won by using the principles of The Art of War.

Imagine the impact on world history if Robert E. Lee had listened to General Longstreet at Gettysburg and withdrawn to higher ground instead of sending Pickett uphill against the entrenched Union line. Or if Napoléon, at Waterloo, had avoided mistakes he'd never made before. The advice that would have changed the outcome of these crucial battles is found in a book on strategy written centuries before Christ was born.

Lee, Napoléon, and Adolf Hitler never read Sun Tzu's The Art of War; the book only became widely available in the West in the mid-twentieth century. But as Bevin Alexander shows, Sun Tzu's maxims often boil down to common sense, in a particularly pure and clear form. The lessons of contemporary military practice, or their own experience, might have guided these commanders to success. It is stunning to see, however, the degree to which the precepts laid down 2,400 years ago apply to warfare of the modern era. Maps

https://www.amazon.com/Sun-Tzu-Gettysburg-Ancient-Military/dp/0393078132/ref=mthardcover?encoding=UTF8&me