Chapter: Terrain 10.14
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Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the general is responsible. These are: (1) Flight; (2) insubordination; (3) collapse; (4) ruin; (5) disorganization; (6) rout.

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The general of an army has many responsibilities, not only to win the war but also avoid failures and ignominy. The general represents the ruler on the battlefield and any loss and shame is felt directly by the ruler.