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Carl Von Clausewitz

determine its applicability to various and ever-changing situations. In the case of Clausewitz, many strategists do not view his theories as relevant to today’s wars involving a Nation State vs. non-state actors. This is not true. The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College teaches that the commander’s intent is the most important part of proper execution. Strategists need to look at the intent of Clausewitz and view within the contextual historic period he wrote it, to demonstrate its relevance...

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The Fluidity of War. Gender Norms & Racial Bias in the Study of the Modern "War"

absence of war is usually called peace. In 2003, Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley identified war as the sixth biggest problem facing humanity for the next fifty years. In the 1832 treatise On War, Prussian military general and theoretician Carl von Clausewitz defined war as follows: "War is thus an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will." While some scholars see warfare as an inescapable and integral aspect of human nature, others argue that it is only inevitable under certain socio-cultural...

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Ghost of Napoleon-Review

argument is defended, this was rather controversial at the time. The second half of the book deals with Carl von Clausewitz. Liddell-Hart believed that the stalemate of the First World War can be laid at the feet of Clausewitz. The logic is a little tortured even. The author has to admit that there were caveats about the utility of mass in On War but military readers were too stupid to notice. So Clausewitz is being blamed for being unclear. e. It is possible to see some of the ideas that he would...

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War Brings Peace

Can War Bring Peace? Essay "Can War Bring Peace? " from category Philosophy First M . Last Name Professor ‘s Name Class and Number 7 February 2007 Can War Bring Peace ?War is considered as a particular branch of a specific philosophy , with Carl von Clausewitz being considered as the “only philosopher of war ‘stated in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy . It also says that it refers to , “a phenomenon which occurs only between political communities ‘ or “certain political pressure groups , like...

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Lord of the Files

                                                Lord of the Flies               Military theorist Carl von Clausewitz once said: “Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind. The difference lies not in the respective natures of savagery and civilization, but in the attendant circumstances, institutions, and so forth... even the most civilized peoples… can be fired with passionate hatred for each other.” In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys on the island slowly...

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A Revolution in Military Affairs

e., when financial costs of war are low). These assumptions exist due to the “audience cost” that democratic leaders are faced with, or in other words, the need to appease their constituents (i.e., prospective voters). Moreover, in On War, Carl von Clausewitz states that “war is a continuation of politics with an admixture of other means,” which explains the “intimate and complex relationship between war and the political and social context within which it occurs” (Packer, 2012). Despite the fact...

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The Meaning of Morale in the Military and the Workplace

modern warfare. Nation states, politically motivated individuals, religious activists, and secular pressure groups employ psychological warfare to target the minds of citizens in nations and cultures they are opposed to. Since at least the time of Carl von Clausewitz's On War, maintenance of morale has been considered one of the fundamental "Principles of War"[citation needed]. Sir Basil Liddell Hart regarded morale even more fundamentally: The aim of a nation in war is to subdue the enemy's will...

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Philosophy of war

real nor indications of war. The conflict must be actual to count as war, both must be intentional and widespread, such as states to count as war. There is no real war unless there is intent and force. From the views of a philosopher of war, Carl Von Clausewitz suggested that war is simply "the continuation of policy by other means." This meaning war is a way to violently and forcefully resolve a policy when peaceful resolutions are ineffective. With Clausewitz's own view of war as "an act of violence...

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Military: Leadership and Discipline

forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles." As quoted by Karl von Clausewitz. Leadership and discipline go hand and hand in the army. I feel that you can not have one without the other. Along with that goes the Army core values. With the right discipline noticed by the right sergeant/officer you are most-likely to...

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Assignment on Management Thought

management indicated its new elevation and importance to the firm and the economy. Finally, their writings about management spurred further thinking and writing on the subject among scholars and managers where the capacity for each was greatest. Carl von Clausewitz: is a Prussian general who wrote extensively on war and the management of large armies in war. He considered his concepts applicable to the management of any large organization, starting that business was simply a form of human competition greatly...

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