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|Posted: Sun Apr 25th, 2010 10:45 pm||
I wouldn't go so far as to say that the recipe for success in wartime is simply to be unconventional. But I would say that you have a good chance for success if you are unconventional when your enemy expects you to be conventional.
The commander who is most likely to win is he who understands what to expect from his enemy while being able to conceal his own intentions from him. That is, he can get into his opponent's mind while his remains a mystery to that opponent. Besides that, a good commander must understand what he can reasonbly expect from those soldiers that he is called upon to lead.
Perhaps an old Chinese guy said it best:
"It is said that if you know your enemies and you know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but you know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every battle." - Sun Tzu
He also said: "He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorius."
Last edited on Sun Apr 25th, 2010 10:54 pm by Texas Defender