19 Carl von Clausewitz

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Unformatted text preview: of enemy – Limited war – any lesser goal (e.g. ceasefire) Clausewitzian Concepts Clausewitzian Concepts • Center of gravity – could be – army – capital – major ally • People’s war – Aware that this is something new and likely to become more prevalent Clausewitz for Today Clausewitz for Today “No one starts a war ­ or at least no one in his right mind ought to start a war ­ without first being sure what he intends to achieve by that war and how he intends to conduct it.” Sun Tzu Sun Tzu “The Art of War” • 400­320 BCE • Historicity and other details argued by scholars • Writings from Warring States Period (473­221 BCE) Sun­tzu Bing Fa Sun­tzu Bing Fa (The Art of War) • Series of aphorisms • Deception is key, intelligence essential • You may know how to win bu...
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