This course uses Sun Tzu's The Art of War as a catalyst to reflect on and examine the Afghanistan War. At the end of this course you will have a firm foundation in Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Further, you will be comfortable using it to analyze modern wars and you will have a deeper understanding of the Afghanistan War.  

Course Curriculum

  Section 1: Introduction
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  Section 2: War is a Vital Matter
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  Section 3: Assessments (The Art of War Chapter 1)
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  Section 4: Waging War (The Art of War Chapter 2)
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  Section 5: Planning the Attack (The Art of War Chapter 3)
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  Section 6: Strategic Positions (The Art of War Chapter 4)
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  Section 7: Strategic Advantage; Weak and Strong Points (The Art of War Chapters 5 & 6)
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  Section 8: Armed Contest and The Nine Contingencies (The Art of War Chapters 7 & 8)
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  Section 9: Terrain (The Art of War Chapters 9, 10, & 11)
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  Section 10: Fires and Intelligence (The Art of War Chapters 12 & 13)
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  Section 11: Exclusive Teachable Video
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  Section 12: Conclusion
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  Appendices
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Hi, I’m John Lemay.


I recently retired after serving 25 years and 7 months in the United States Army. My career began at West Point and upon graduation I became an infantry officer. I fought two tours in Afghanistan and two tours in Iraq. I deeply regret not winning those wars. During my career I earned a masters of Peace Operations from George Mason University and a masters of Military Arts and Science from the Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies. This course uses The Art of War as a lens for me to examine my experiences in Afghanistan. The reason I create this course is to transmit the lesson of the Afghanistan War to current and future generations.


If you are interested in reading an overview of 25 years in the Army and seeing some interesting Army photos, check out my LinkedIn profile. I’m married to my beautiful wife Tara and we have three young children ages newborn, 2 and 4.

Sun Tzu Ponders Afghanistan

$50

Sun Tzu Ponders Afghanistan Course

A Veteran's Lessons from the War in Afghanistan

This course uses Sun Tzu's The Art of War as a catalyst to reflect on and examine the Afghanistan War. At the end of this course you will have a firm foundation in Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Further, you will be comfortable using it to analyze modern wars and you will have a deeper understanding of the Afghanistan War.  


The course features:

+ 43 Video Lectures

+ 10 Infographics

+ 9 Maps

+ 88 Pages of Course Notes

+ Bonus White Board Videos and Facebook Live Recordings

The course includes nine downloadable maps!


And ten downloadable infographics!


And over 50 pages of downloadable notes!