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LUCK BY DESIGN

Using Multipliers to Shape the Battlefield

A primary reason for the success of SEAL Teams is preparation. We are so prepared before the fight that our confidence is high, we feel optimistically lucky, and we are able to draw on GUTS.

Before a military invasion, it’s imperative to prepare the battlefield in your favor and not leave it to chance. We call this shaping the battlefield or preparing the battlefield. Before invading or sending in conventional military forces, Special Forces conducts missions, such as reconnaissance, sabotage, spy development, deception, creating indigenous partner forces, disrupting communications, ...

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