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Book II explains the theory of war; Chapter I begins by separating the branches of the theory. The first part of the theory of war is the theory of fighting. Another branch is the theory of military technology and inventions. But there are two general branches, of which fighting is one, the other contains everything that exists because of war, such as creating troops, levying them, arming, equipping and exercising them. The former is called the 'conduct of war' and contains the formation and conduct of fighting and their combination. The combination is called strategy, the individual parts include tactics. Thus, tactics focus on battles and strategy on war generally, the use of battles for war. We must also distinguish between the use and maintenance of military force. Fighting...

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