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MILITARY/INFO MILITARY MAXIM

"An Army travels on it's belly" -  If an military force has no water, food, ammunition or fuel for it's transport is can do little. One of the oldest truth of Logistics and Warfare.   [Comment: If an Army does not have and cannot get supplies, can do nothing. Except continue to detoriate further, withdraw as best it can or it can throw caution to the wind and launch one final desperate attack.]

"All War is based on Deception" - Sun Tzu (350 BC). The idea is to trick the enemy so that you can get them to do something that you want them to. . [Comment: I know of nothing that would refute this basic statement. But people can get carried away doing this. Deceptions don't always get the enemy to do what you want him to. Complex deceptions often don't work or even trip up your side. Sometimes the otherside doesn't get the point. Lying to yourself can be disasterous. Lying to your own side, can work for a while, but often loses the war in the end]

"The First Casuality in War is the Truth" - Both sides in a war twist the truth and out right lie to gain an advantage in war. They attempt to trick both the otherside and their own side. [Comment: Since bothsides are doing this at the same time things can get confusing for everyone. They often start to believe their own lies and their enemies, then they really get themselves into trouble.]
Notes: What is a Military Maxim?  A phase descriptive of an aspect of war or the military. They can sound like Principles of War, but maxims are more specific points. Principles can be called boiled down maxims.

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