6.16

Chapter: Weak Points and Strong 6.16
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Translation:

The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible attack at several different points; and his forces being thus distributed in many directions, the numbers we shall have to face at any given point will be proportionately few.

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Commentary

When you have identified their weaker spots, even greater secrecy is needed, lest they learn your plans and rush to shore up the defense at your point of attack.

Even if they have a superior overall force, you can make them place an inferior force at each position by concealing your intent. In this way, your inferior total force can defeat their superior total force.