11.59

Chapter: The Nine Situations

11.59

Translation:

For it is precisely when a force has fallen into harm’s way that is capable of striking a blow for victory.

Commentary

The arousal that threat naturally creates can turn an average army into a powerful one.

Being able to create and manage such situations is a mark of a clever general. In particular, when Fight-or-Flight is triggered, the skill is ensuring that only fight is chosen.