What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.,
Hence his victories bring him neither reputation for wisdom nor credit for courage.,
He wins his battles by making no mistakes.
Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.
Sun Zu, The Art of War
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U.S. Army Capt. Adam Armstrong with 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division makes his way across the ridge line of Pire-e Paymal in the Arghandab River Valley during a joint combat patrol with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Dec. 14, 2009