Clausewitz and Contemporary War by Antulio J. Echevarria II

By Antulio J. Echevarria II

Whereas many students agree that Clausewitz's On warfare is usually misunderstood, virtually none have explored his method to work out no matter if it may possibly increase our knowing of his ideas. This booklet lays out Clausewitz's method in a brisk and simple variety. It then makes use of that as a foundation for realizing his contributions to the ever transforming into physique of information of struggle. the categorical contributions this examine addresses are Clausewitz's theories in regards to the nature of struggle, the connection among warfare and politics, and a number of other of the most important ideas of technique he tested. those theories and ideas lie on the middle of the present debates over the character of latest clash. in addition they underpin a lot of the guide that prepares army and civilian leaders for his or her roles within the improvement and execution of army process. therefore, they're very important even in circles the place Clausewitz is simply in short studied. whereas figuring out On battle is not any extra a prerequisite for successful wars than wisdom is a demand for workout strength, Clausewitz's opus has develop into anything of an authoritative reference for these meaning to extend their wisdom of struggle. through linking technique and idea, this booklet contributes considerably as a result.

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Paret, Clausewitz, 161; Rothfels, Clausewitz, 156, 162. ‘Rezension der Beyträge zur Taktik und Strategie. 1st Abteilung. Glogau 1803’, in Schriften–Aufsätze–Studien–Briefe, 101. ’ and ‘Purpose and Means in War’. ‘2tes Kapitel. Von der Kriegskunst überhaupt und ihrer Einteilung’, in Schriften– Aufsätze–Studien–Briefe, 78. ‘Einleitung in das Studium der Schlachten und Gefechte. Für den Kronprinzen’, in Schriften–Aufsätze–Studien–Briefe, 107. Vom Kriege, VIII/1, 951; On War, 577. See also Raymond Aron, ‘Reason, Passion, and Power in the Thought of Clausewitz’, Social Research, 39 (winter 1972), 601– 2, who referred to this ‘ends–means’ relationship as Zweckrationalität (purposedriven rationale), but made it prescriptive, whereas for Clausewitz its prescriptive aspects were overshadowed by its descriptive ones.

4 This habit no doubt has caused practical-minded individuals to give up on the opus before they had gotten through the first chapter. However, a better understanding of his logical method will help shed light on the reason for this apparent inefficiency, and perhaps encourage readers to persevere. Kiesewetter defined logic as the science of the rules of thought. ‘Logic’, he explained, ‘is to thought what grammar is to speech’. 5 He divided logic into two types: general, which pertains to rational thought overall; and special, which concerns specific subjects or fields of knowledge, such as history and jurisprudence.

In terms of pure logic, this limitless escalation would have to go on forever: there could be no conceivable end. Logic simply would not allow it. The moment one side relented it would give the advantage to the other, and be lost. In the physical world, finite material resources would, of course, prevent limitless escalation. However, the physical world cannot come into play when one is considering a concept from a purely logical standpoint. Absolute war (absolute Kriege), as it appears On War’s opening chapter, was merely Clausewitz’s term for the idea of limitless escalation, which was all but inconceivable.

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