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On war

Author: Carl von Clausewitz; Michael Howard; Peter Paret; Bernard Brodie
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1984.
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Intends to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl von Clausewitz; Michael Howard; Peter Paret; Bernard Brodie
ISBN: 0691056579 9780691056579 9780691018546 0691018545
OCLC Number: 10430795
Notes: Translation of: Vom Kriege.
Credits: "Prepared under the auspices of the Center of International Studies, Princeton University."
Description: xii, 732 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introductory Essays. The Genesis of On War / Peter Paret --
The Influence of Clausewitz / Michael Howard --
The Continuing Relevance of On War / Bernard Brodie --
On War. Author's Preface --
Author's Comment --
Preface / Marie Von Clausewitz --
Two Notes by the Author --
Book One. On the Nature of War. What is War? --
Purpose and Means in War --
On Military Genius --
On Danger in War --
On Physical Effort in War --
Intelligence in War --
Friction in War --
Concluding Observations on Book One --
Book Two. On the Theory of War. Classifications of the Art of War --
On the Theory of War --
Art of War or Science of War --
Method and Routine --
Critical Analysis --
On Historical Examples --
Book Three. On Strategy in General. Strategy --
Elements of Strategy --
Moral Factors --
The Principal Moral Elements --
Military Virtues of the Army --
Boldness --
Perseverance --
Superiority of Numbers --
Surprise --
Cunning --
Concentration of Forces in Space --
Unification of Forces in Time --
The Strategic Reserve --
Economy of Force --
The Geometrical Factor --
The Suspension of Action in War --
The Character of Contemporary Warfare --
Tension and Rest --
Book Four. The Engagement. Introduction --
The Nature of Battle Today --
The Engagement in General --
The Engagement in General-Continued --
The Significance of the Engagement --
Duration of the Engagement --
Mutual Agreement to Fight --
The Battle: Its Decision --
The Battle-Continued: The Effects of Victory --
The Battle-Continued: The Use of Battle --
Strategic Means of Exploiting Victory --
Retreat after a Lost Battle --
Night Operations --
Book Five. Military Forces. General Survey --
The Army, the Theater of Operations, the Campaign --
Relative Strength --
Relationship between the Branches of the Service --
The Army's Order of Battle --
General Disposition of the Army --
Advance Guard and Outposts --
Operational Use of Advanced Corps --
Camps --
Marches --
Marches-Continued --
Marches-Concluded --
Billets --
Maintenance and Supply --
Base of Operations --
Lines of Communication --
Terrain --
The Command of Heights. Book Six. Defense. Attack and Defense --
The Relationship between Attack and Defense in Tactics --
The Relationship between Attack and Defense in Strategy --
Convergence of Attack and Divergence of Defense --
The Character of Strategic Defense --
Scope of the Means of Defense --
Interaction between Attack and Defense --
Types of Resistance --
The Defensive Battle --
Fortresses --
Fortresses-Continued --
Defensive Positions --
Fortified Positions and Entrenched Camps --
Flank Positions --
Defensive Mountain Warfare --
Defensive Mountain Warfare-Continued --
Defensive Mountain Warfare-Concluded --
Defense of Rivers and Streams --
Defense of Rivers and Streams-Continued --
A. Defense of Swamps. B. Inundations --
Defense of Forests --
The Cordon --
The Key to the Country --
Operations on a Flank --
Retreat to the Interior of the Country --
The People in Arms --
Defense of a Theater of Operations --
Defense of a Theater of Operations-Continued --
Defense of a Theater of Operations-Continued: Phased Resistance --
Defense of a Theater of Operations-Concluded: Where a Decision Is Not the Objective --
Book Seven. The Attack. Attack in Relation to Defense --
The Nature of Strategic Attack --
The Object of the Strategic Attack --
The Diminishing Force of the Attack --
The Culminating Point of the Attack --
Destruction of the Enemy's Forces --
The Offensive Battle --
River Crossings --
Attack on Defensive Positions --
Attack on Entrenched Camps --
Attack on a Mountainous Area --
Attack on Cordons --
Maneuver --
Attacks on Swamps, Flooded Areas, and Forests --
Attack on a Theater of War: Seeking a Decision --
Attack on a Theater of War: Not Seeking a Decision --
Attack on Fortresses --
Attack on Convoys --
Attack on an Enemy Army in Billets --
Diversions --
Invasion --
The Culminating Point of Victory --
Book Eight. War Plans. Introduction --
Absolute War and Real War --
A. Interdependence of the Elements of War. B. Scale of the Military Objective and of the Effort To Be Made --
Closer Definition of the Military Objective: The Defeat of the Enemy --
Closer Definition of the Military Objective-Continued: Limited Aims --
A. The Effect of the Political Aim on the Military Objective. B. War Is an Instrument of Policy --
The Limited Aim: Offensive War --
The Limited Aim: Defensive War --
The Plan of a War designed to Lead to the Total Defeat of the Enemy --
A Commentary. A Guide to the Reading of On War / Bernard Brodie.
Other Titles: Vom Kriege.
Responsibility: Carl von Clausewitz ; edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret ; introductory essays by Peter Paret, Michael Howard, and Bernard Brodie ; with a commentary by Bernard Brodie ; index by Rosalie West.

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