no plan survives contact with the enemy

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It is a reality of conflict that, after a plan against an enemy is begun, there will always be unexpected elements resulting from opposition that require improvisation and deviation from the original plan.
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As Moltke the Elder said, "no plan survives contact with the enemy

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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Kein Plan überlebt den Kontakt mit dem Feind

ingen plan överlever kontakten med fienden

与敌人接触无计可施

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