Article PDF: 9.4 Crisis Defense

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Five rules describing how vulnerabilities are exploited and defended during a crisis.

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This article explains the general methods of defending ourselves during a crisis. Our vulnerabilities to an environment crisis depend on the methods used against us. When opponents work to spark a crisis, we can only defend by responding with the right counter measures. A crisis can weaken us temporarily, but inappropriate responses can destroy us completely. Opponents can try to spark a crisis in five different ways. Each of these different methods works to create a different type of mistake. These methods seek to either 1) create division; 2) cause panic; 3) use an opening; 4) damage alliances, or 5) tip a balance.