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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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This is a concept implied but not so plainly or generally stated by Clausewitz in On War, "War is thus an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.
Clausewitz famously observed that "three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty.
In his treatise On War, the great Prussian military theorist Clausewitz (1780 -1831) espoused: All action must be planned in a mere twilight, which like the effect of a fog or moonshine gives to things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance.
Clausewitz and Jomini cemented a traditional approach to understanding the role of uncertainty in military operations.
Clausewitz saw the diminishing force of the attack, the culminating point of the attack, and the culminating point of victory as related concepts.
Whether the issue concerns global and "total" world wars or limited, asyrmnetrical, guerrilla "insurgencies" like Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan, military and political analysts and historians have turned to Clausewitz to deepen their perspectives and understandings.
Its original mission was to study naval and military science, what Clausewitz called the 'art of war'.
It is heavily influenced by the nineteenth-century theoretician, Carl von Clausewitz, whose book on warfare Debord frequently cited.
Clausewitz and Darwin each presented an overarching theory in which individual components of data could be explained.
It's so important that the business defines these goals carefully; as the oft-cited father of strategic planning Carl von Clausewitz stated in his magnum opus On War in 1832, "Do not take the first step without considering the last.
In the one older work in the show, Morbus Clausewitz, 1993--Clausewitz is the Prussian military theorist who said, "War is a continuation of politics by other means"--and in Oh My Oh My, 2007, a portrayal of the movement of troops at the Battle of Stalingrad, the claim to represent is pushed ad absurdum; the arrow as a symbol of force and movement is taken as an emblem of masculine potency, and signification meanders aimlessly into space.
Never having commanded anything larger than a platoon in my career, I omitted on "c" in the "Moses McCaf mnemonic (Von Clausewitz I ain't