1. Completely ignore all philosophic and religious underpinnings, especially as regards the enemy's view of you. Check.
2. Spend way too little money on the war in the first place and pull your troops out before they can finish disarming the enemy. Check.
3. Never reprimand your really stupid press about leaking important, secret information to the entire world until it has leaked something that is way too sensitive to ignore (allowing the information to reach the press is part of this one). Check.