Chapter: Tactical Positions



Security against defeat implies defensive tactics; ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive.


To avoid losing, you must be able to defend. Knowing this, you can spend too much on building a strong defense.

To win, however, you must be able to attack. And so you must also plan and prepare for winning attacks.

Chang Yu said: “Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.”
6. Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength.