Sun Tzu the Art of War

Avioding Hostilities is the Goal But Sometimes to Gain The Advantage Reasonable Force Must Be Used

"Undertake armed conflict when it creates an advantage. Seeking armed conflict for its own sake is dangerous." ~The Art of War 7:1.14-15

With all the talk of de-escalation these days in regards to policing, I thought I would write post that's asks the question, should you always avoid hostile confrontation?

  • You should not avoid confrontation if it creates an advantage (answer).
  • You should not avoid confrontation if it hurts the competition.
  • You should never avoid confrontation.

Leaders must make command decisions based on their training and character. By Gary Gagliardi

“When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss absolutely all responsibility and care about the outcome.” William James

"Which method of command works?
Which group of forces has the strength?"
Sun Tzu's The Art of War 1:2:7

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