principle of war

Definition of principle of war

: any of the basic elements considered essential to success in war usually including objective, offensive, surprise, mass or concentration, economy of force, security, movement or mobility, cooperation, and simplicity

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“Principle of war.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/principle%20of%20war. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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