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Distraction

 

Disciplines > Warfare > Principles > Distraction

Principle | Effect | Invoking | Analogy | See also

 

Principle

Make them look away so you can act as you wish.

Effect

The enemy looks where you want them to look, and away from things that you would rather that they did not see.

Invoking

Attract their attention in the direction you want them to look. Move troops along unexpected routes. Make a loud noise. Create explosions. Attack from a different direction.

Make the area you want to hide uninteresting or unobtrusive. Move stealthily and at night. Use camouflage.

Analogy

In negotiation, conceal your true goals. Put a lot of attention on one area so they 'bargain you down' on this. Then slip in what you really want as an 'acceptable compromise'.

See also

Attention principle, Distraction principle

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