OUR STRATEGY IS LIMITED BY THE COMMAND AND CONTROL STRUCTURES
When there is chaos the opportunist wins, which is why politicians do not operate like Trump, while entrepreneurs and soldiers do.
In other words, we all use the strategy that our command and control structure tolerates.
This is why democratic polities are a disaster.
They are only even marginally possible in periods of windfall wealth and safety.
Russians are exceptional at this technique, but they have very poor unit cohesion.
We have the opposite problem.