It is also known as the strategic offensive principle of war. Generally, the idea is that proactivity a strong offensive action instead of a passive attitude will preoccupy the opposition and ultimately hinder its ability to mount an opposing counterattack, leading to a strategic advantage. George Washington wrote in "…make them believe, that offensive operations, often times, is the surest, if not the only in some cases means of defence". Mao Zedong opined that "the only real defense is active defense", meaning defense for the purpose of counter-attacking and taking the offensive. This principle is paralleled in the writings of Machiavelli and Sun Tzu. Some martial arts emphasise attack over defense.
Your phd examination – the best defense is a good offense
The best defense is a good offense | Military Wiki | Fandom
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The best defense is a good offense…lately
Its structure differs from country to country, institution to institution, and subject to subject. In some places, the PhD examination is open to the public, and failure is very rare. It usually has a small committee. A public talk might be given, but the question and answer sessions are just the student and the committee. And having had experience with students who ranged from near flawless to, unfortunately, almost hopeless.
The only thing the linked citation says in relation is "The same principle is echoed in the writings of Machiavelli and Sun Tzu. If this is going to be cited as accurate then the two authors should actually have their work cited where these statements occur. I also believe this is why Machiavelli is being referred as to having said such. It's a famous quote, but who should it be attributed to?