Clausewitzian

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  • In modern times the reconstruction of Clausewitzian theory has been a matter of some dispute.
  • These officers were schooled in the 19th century style of Clausewitzian theory.
  • He is interested in the relationship between Clausewitzian theory, concepts from the field of nonlinear science, and modern evolutionary theory.
  • The Clausewitzian dictum concerning the violent nature of war is dismissed only at our peril. Cited from Shock and Awe, Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade
  • The Clausewitzian view of diplomacy and war being the instruments of furthering national cause, added to the view of national security being sought by nations by exercising self-interest at all times.
  • In Theory of War, Kondylis claims that this is inconsistent with Clausewitzian thought.
  • The theory moved away from the Clausewitzian principle of battlefield destruction and the annihilation of enemy field forces, which obsessed the Germans.
  • Our focus is on the Clausewitzian principle of affecting the adversary's will to resist as the first order of business, quickly if not nearly instantaneously. Cited from Shock and Awe, Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade
  • His thinking on military doctrine was shaped by the Clausewitzian philosophy, then uncommon in France, that "the will to conquer is the first condition of victory."
  • After 1970, some theorists claimed that nuclear proliferation made Clausewitzian concepts obsolete after the 20th-century period in which they dominated the world.
  • Barnett further claimed that terrorist organisations are "entirely rational in purpose and conduct" in that they conform to Clausewitzian ideas.
  • Often misunderstood, the indirect approach is not a treatise against fighting direct battles; it was still based on the Clausewitzian ideal of direct combat and the destruction of an enemy force by arms.
  • Another central reference to Clausewitz in Mozg Armii is to the famous clausewitzian idea that "war is a continuation of politics by other means".
  • Modern military doctrine, organization, and norms are all based on Napoleonic premises, even to this day -- though whether these premises are necessarily also "Clausewitzian" is debatable.
  • Van Creveld argues that "Clausewitzian war" requires the state to act in conjunction with the people and the army, the state becoming a massive engine built to exert military force against an identical opponent.
  • Owens contends "that women in combat undermine unit cohesion and thereby generate Clausewitzian friction."
  • In the early years, the course "was defined largely by historical studies of modern, and usually armored, campaigns and analyzed in terms of Clausewitzian concepts, particularly centers of gravity and culmination".
  • Thus the "Clausewitzian" content in many of Mao's writings is not merely a regurgitation of Lenin but reflects Mao's own in-depth study.
  • The state and Clausewitzian principles peaked in the World Wars of the 20th century, but also laid the groundwork for their dilapidation due to nuclear proliferation and the manifestation of culturally aligned conflict.
  • Clarification of the Clausewitzian center of gravity (COG) concept in maneuver warfare terms suggests the question: is a COG the source of strength or the critical vulnerability?
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