sensitive to shame;.over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him. 43.When you leave your own country behind, and take your army across neighborhood territory, you find yourself on critical ground. When you penetrate but a little way, it is facile ground. L armies prefer high ground to low and sunny places to dark. Id the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all; amid confusion contrast of Realism in More and Dante and chaos, your array may be without head or tail, yet it will be proof against defeat. Us, if you order your men to roll up their buff-coats, and make forced marches without halting day or night, covering double the usual distance at a stretch, doing a hundred LI in order to wrest an advantage, the leaders of all your three divisions. I say then that victory can be achieved. As our Author of the Day, Reiss tells us more about this book and what it took to write. 34.When an army feeds its horses with grain and kills its cattle for food, and when the men do not hang their cooking-pots over the camp-fires, showing that they will not return to their tents, you may know that they are determined to fight.
It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment that which they cannot anticipate. Sun Tzu, The Art of War. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
None should be more liberally rewarded. So much for operations in salt-marches. But let them once be brought to bay, and they will display the courage of a Chu or a Kuei.
Us, without waiting to be marshaled, the soldiers will be constantly on the qui vive; without waiting to be asked, they will do your will; without restrictions, they will be faithful; without giving orders, they can be trusted. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Do not move up-stream to meet the enemy. Clamor by night betokens nervousness. Gard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you extraterrestrial Life into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. Ese are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained a responsible post. 20.When you plunder a countryside, let the spoil be divided amongst your men; when you capture new territory, cut it up into allotments for the benefit of the soldiery. Energy n Tzu said: The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing up their numbers. 63.On the day that you take up your command, block the frontier passes, destroy the official tallies, and stop the passage of all emissaries.
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