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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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Clausewitz said that the objectives of war are always political objectives and by that standard war must always be subservient to politics.
It is when the policy (government) and the probability (military) stop communicating that a gap starts appearing in the bridge between desire (political end point) and possibility (military actions) which creates an imbalance in the Clausewitz propagated great trinity causing the national passion (the people) to suffer and with it suffers the very objective and purpose for which the war is being fought.
Clausewitz arrived at his opinions based on analysis of what he had seen of the facts of life rather than dreams of what life ought to be like in an ideal world.
Clausewitz actually joined the Prussian army as a Corporal and fought on the side of the Prussians and the Russians against Napoleon.
At the low end of both political and military aims, Clausewitz described campaigns based mainly on skillful maneuvering to signal superior abilities for battlefield victory.
Echeverria does not advocate the partitioning of centers of gravity at the strategic, operational, or tactical levels, and argues that these are modern artificial constructs and not how Clausewitz viewed warfare.
Reason: not only is the concept vague and abstract, as recent writings have determined, it is also a mistranslation of the term Clausewitz used - Schwerpunkt.
5) Renowned Cold War theorist Bernard Brodie describes the unfortunate truth behind this obsession, lamenting that Clausewitz "has been rarely read, more rarely understood, but abundantly quoted.
Marie von Clausewitz is more than just a biography of a woman married to an officer and military theorist; it covers the spectrum of relevant social, intellectual, military, political, and feminist history.
Clausewitz and His Time: Essays in the Cultural and Intellectual History of Thinking about War, by Peter Paret.
Drawing on the writings of Professor Jon Sumida, I illustrate how two nineteenth century military theorists-Carl von Clausewitz and Alfred Thayer Mahan-combined history and general theories about warfare to produce a unique educational method to improve the judgment of military officers.
His topics are operational art; the war of the first coalition and the birth of modern operational art; coalition operational art in 1799: Suvorov and Massena in Italy and Switzerland; artists of the waves: the Royal Navy, Nelson, and operational art at sea; Napoleon ascendant: Jomini and Clausewitz in harmony; the empires strike back: symmetry returns to the operational level of war; Napoleonic total war in Spain and Russia 1810-12; and operational art and the campaign of 1813.