- A MODEST SUGGESTION
- The Strategy Of Indirect Approach
- Using the Indirect Approach Within Your Company
- Restorative justice in social work
In the same way that the original insurgency was a surprise, so too must the counterstroke be unexpected.
The counterstroke must be many places at once and in many forms since one of its strengths is that the insurgent is overcommitted to their plan of success and has lost flexibility, resources, and creativity as a result.
Each part of the counterstroke must be able to adjust its actions on the basis of what it finds in reality and not according to some uber-plan, like the one of the insurgent. It is the growing and unavoidable commitment of the insurgent to their preconceived plan and its evolving flaws and weaknesses that increase the possibility of the success of the counterstroke.
After a long resisted insurgency effort, the insurgent loses redundancy, becoming increasingly brittle and subject to catastrophic failure in places if hit hard enough.
The pressure of the counterstroke must be continued until all parts of the insurgent plan assumptions have been countered.