or even seems good to him, you face no opposition. But still it is worth a read. They would use diplomacy, respect, reciprocity, fear, kindness or any other psychological means to get what they want. An attack that doesnt appear as an attack is the best kind. The more powerful you become, the less you will be attacked. See also: but, lose, war, win. Harmonize with the universal flow and the easiest and most effortless way will appear. The actual physical battle or confrontation of forces is the last resort that those generals use. The more you are able to acquire what you desire through peace, the more powerful you will become without resistance. Highest strategies bring the greatest wins.
War consisted of many land battles. Let me begin by saying that a war is comprised of many little and other no so little battles. For you to win the war, you must win as many battles as you can; you cannot win them all though. There are battles that are more important than others. Win the battle, but lose the war, to achieve a minor success or victory, but lose or fail to achieve a larger, more important, or overarching goal, especially when that larger.
Things are stolen without appearing like anything is lost. Enlightened ones work by being successful in life instead of trying to fight against the whole world. Realize that in war there are no rules. Following is a famous verse from Zafarnama. A champion looks to see if he achieved what he wanted in the most efficient and effective manner.