All military establishments have inherent strengths and weaknesses. Applying one's own strength against an enemy's weakness, while seeking to prevent the enemy from doing the same, has been a fundamental principle of successful operational planning and execution since the days of Alexander the Great.
"Competitive Strategies? Good. Next? Long Range Planning,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 42
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol42/iss4/5