Originally posted by l_e_cox
reply to post by AnteBellum
The answer, of course has largely already been answered in other posts. The US is like an extremely large and powerful animal. If you're a relatively
little guy, and you want to take this huge guy down, you're going to have to get a bunch of other little guys to gang up on the big one, then you're
going to have to identify the key weak points and ideally just infiltrate via these points so that when you are ready to take over overtly, they just
open the doors for you.
You must understand the following, before going into any war situation.
(the Way, seasons, terrain, leadership, and management) and seven elements that determine the outcomes of military engagements.
By thinking, assessing and comparing these points, a commander can calculate his chances of victory. Habitual deviation from these calculations will
ensure failure via improper action. war is a very grave matter for the state, and must not be commenced without due consideration.
Waging War/The Challenge
understand the economy of warfare, and how success requires winning decisive engagements quickly. successful
military campaigns require limiting the cost of competition and conflict.
Attack by Stratagem/The Plan of Attack
define the source of strength as unity, not size, the five factors that are needed to succeed in any
war. In order of importance, these critical factors are: Attack, Strategy, Alliances, Army, and Cities.
the importance of defending existing positions until a commander is capable of advancing from those
positions in safety. the importance of recognizing strategic opportunities, and not to create opportunities for the enemy.
the use of creativity and timing in building an army's momentum.
Weak Points & Strong/Illusion Reality
an army's opportunities come from the openings in the environment caused by the relative weakness of
the enemy in a given area.
The dangers of direct conflict and how to win those confrontations when they are forced upon the commander.
Variation in Tactics
Needed for flexibility in an army's responses. respond to shifting circumstances successfully.
The Army on the March/Moving
The different situations in which an army finds itself as it moves through new enemy territories, respond to
these situations.evaluate the intentions of others.
Positioning three general areas of resistance (distance, dangers, and barriers) and the six types of ground positions
that arise from them. Each of these six field positions offer certain advantages and disadvantages.
The Use of Spies/The Use of Intelligence
importance of developing good information sources. And manage them.