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Clausewitz and Modern Strategy

By Michael I. Handel Copyright 1986
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    Published in 1996, Clausewitz and Modern Strategy is a valuable contribution to the field of Military Strategic Studies. The magnum opus of Carl von Clausewitz, On War, is a work frequently quoted (usually the one famous quotation) but often superficially read. The essays in this book were presented at an international conference 'On Clausewitz' held at the US Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in April 1985.

    Introduction I. CLAUSEWITZ REVISITED The Eternal Clausewitz, Clausewitz in the Age of Technology II. ON WAR: THEORETICAL DIMENSIONS Chance and Uncertainty in On War, Clausewitz and Intelligence, Clausewitz and Guerrilla Warfare, Space and Time in On War, Student as Teacher: Clausewitz on Frederick the Great and Napoleon, Two Letters on Strategy: Clausewitz' Contribution to the Operational Level of War Wallace III. CLAUSEWITZ MISPERCEIVED Clausewitz, Fuller and Liddell Hart. Misperceptions of Clausewitz' On War by the German Military, Clausewitz, Ludendorff and Beck: Some Remarks on Clausewitz' Influence on German Military Thinking in the 1930s and 1940s, Clausewitz: Some Thoughts on What the Germans Got Right, Clausewitz and the French, 1871—1914, Clausewitz Disregarded: Italian Military, Thought and Doctrine, 1815-1943


    Michael I. Handel is Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.