11.37

Chapter: The Nine Situations 11.37
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Translation:

By altering his arrangements and changing his plans, he keeps the enemy without definite knowledge. By shifting his camp and taking circuitous routes, he prevents the enemy from anticipating his purpose.

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Commentary

Even if there is no leakage of information from your soldiers, you should assume that the enemy are watching you.

Actions such as movements that have no particular purpose will be analyzed and purpose concluded. In this way, the true purpose may remain hidden and give the dual advantage of preventing readiness and creating surprise.