Treat the captives well, and care for them.
All the soldiers taken must be cared for with magnanimitty and sincerity so that they may be used by us.
This is called ‘winning a battle and becoming stronger.’
Hence what is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations. . .
– The Art of War
Military contractors do not seek victory, but, “prolonged operations.”
Instead of breaking minds and bodies in order to win hearts and minds, maybe we should have read more history.
I have recently read Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”. Although this book was written over 2300 years ago and in a time before drone missiles, military contractors and Military Industrial Complexes, I feel that it is a good book to read for everyone who would like to learn the age old and time tested concepts of military strategy.