Lessons from History (2)

"Lacking the arms it which to confront well-equipped armies in the field, Mao avoided battle by surrendering territory". In so doing, Katenzenbach writes, "he traded space for time and used the time to produce will: the psychological capacity of the Chinese people to resist defeat".

E.L. Katzenbach Jr. – Time Space and Will: The Politico-Military Views of Mao Tse-tung

"The enemy will pass slowly from the offensive to the defensive. The Blitzkrieg will transform itself into a war of duration. Thus the enemy will be caught in a dilemma he has to drag out the war in order to win it and does not possess, on the other hand, the psychological and political means to fight a long drawn-out war".

North Vietnamese General Giap


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