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Classic Cases of Cunning

Sun Tzu tells us “All war is deception.” While all red teaming may not be deception, red teamers should be aware of the constant potential for deception and stratagem. In the next several weeks, Red Team Journal will share some classic cases of deception, stratagem, and cunning–some from military history and some from the chronicles of crime. Throughout we will discuss the foundational principles involved and consider how red teamers might apply these principles.1

  1. For an excellent discussion of cunning and stratagem, see Harro von Senger’s 2004 book The 36 Stratagems for Business. []