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  1. 夫衆陷於害然後能爲勝敗
  2. 故爲兵之事在於順詳敵之意
  3. 并敵一向千里殺將
  4. 此謂巧能成事者也


59. For it is precisely when a force has fallen into harm's way that is capable of striking a blow for victory.

60. Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose.

61. By persistently hanging on the enemy's flank, we shall succeed in the long run in killing the commander-in-chief.

62. This is called ability to accomplish a thing by sheer cunning.