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Clausewitz

Karl von . 1780--1831, Prussian general, noted for his works on military strategy, esp Vom Kriege (1833)
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Most have or should have studied Sun Tzu, Thucydides, Antoine-Henri Jomini, and Carl von Clausewitz. However, when asked, most would give differing definitions of war and warfare.
Focusing primarily on state-to-state conflict, Carl von Clausewitz coined the notion that war's dominant tendencies make a "paradoxical trinity," of which one pole comprises primordial violence, hatred, and enmity, a blind natural force.
His additional expertise on Carl von Clausewitz and a chapter devoted to civil-military relations are welcome bonuses in his book.
Another is that much of what Carl von Clausewitz had to say about the dynamics that influence war can be applied to the processes of establishing and maintaining peace.
There are substantial pieces on various national schools of strategic theorizing, beginning with the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Chinese, and ending with the Soviets and the "Anglo-Saxons." Carl von Clausewitz is given due deference throughout, but the book also broadly acknowledges the reality of "culture" in shaping strategic rationality.
Clausewitz Goes Global: Carl von Clausewitz in the 21st Century
Interpreting the writing of Carl von Clausewitz continues to be a cottage industry; in the last few years, Jon Tetsuro Sumida, Hew Strachan, and Andreas Herberg-Rothe have all added to a library already well stocked with the works of Michael Howard, Peter Paret, and Michael Handel, to name but a few.
FR NEARLY TWO decades, the US military has struggled both to understand the center of gravity (COG) concept as developed by the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz and to find practical ways to apply it.
Diese naturliche Vorstellungsreihe fuhrt uns auf en Bild, in welchem wir sie klarer feststellen konnen, es ist die Natur und Wirkung des Schwerpunktes in der Mechanik" (Carl von Clausewitz, Vom Kriege, 19th ed., [Regensburg: Pustet, 1991], p.
The president made his decision when, to borrow from the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz, the operation had reached the crossover point where its growing costs exceeded the value of its original "political object." (3) All three were regarded as political "disasters" in their times.
West Churchman, or Carl von Clausewitz. We systems theorists believe that Clausewitz, so ahead of his time, was one of the first systems philosophers on the subject of war.
Some Principles of Maritime Strategy shows a linguist's familiarity with the figure considered today the Zeus of strategic thinkers, Carl von Clausewitz. It contains the best short summary of Clausewitz's principal ideas currently in print in the United States.