Chapter 7. Engage the Enemy
The superior militarist strikes while schemes are being laid. The next best is to attack alliances. The next best is to attack the army. The lowest is to attack a city. Siege a city only as a last resort.
To engage and prevail in battle requires the alignment of key factors. This chapter examines the following such factors.
Creation of “invincibility” in oneself and one’s organization
Discovery of the vulnerability of one’s adversary
Understanding of the battle equation
The judicious application of force against weakness.
You have taken the time to establish ...