As defined in the Army Field Manual 22-100, Military Leadership, and applied to Business and Information Security. 9 Principles of War
Principle 1 Objective: Direct every operation towards a clearly defined, decisive, and attainable objective.
Principle 2 Offensive: Seize, retain, and exploit the initiative.
Principle 3 Economy of force: Allocate minimum essential combat power to secondary efforts.
Principle 4 MASS: Concentrate combat power at the decisive place and time.
Principle 5 Surprise: Strike the enemy at a time, at a place, or in a manner for which he is unprepared.
Principle 6 Maneuver: Place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power.
Principle 7 Unity of command: For every objective, ensure unity of effort under one responsible commander.
Principle 8 Security: Never permit the enemy to acquire an unexpected advantage.
Principle 9 Simplicity: Prepare clear, uncomplicated plans and concise orders to ensure thorough understanding.
“War is the continuation of policy (politics) by other means.” “If you entrench yourself behind strong fortifications, you compel the enemy to seek a solution elsewhere."
"Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.” - Karl von Clausewitz