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  Carl von Clausewitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carl von Clausewitz was born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Prussia in 1780.
Clausewitz, serving as Aide-de-Camp to Prince August, was captured during the Jena Campaign in October of 1806 when Napoleon invaded Prussia and defeated the massed Prussian-Saxon army commanded by Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (who was mortally wounded), in twin battles at Jena and Auerstedt (see Battle of Jena-Auerstedt) on October 14, 1806.
Carl von Clausewitz was appointed director of the Kriegsakademie in 1818 and served until 1830.
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 Clausewitz FAQs
Carl Phillip Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian soldier and intellectual.
Clausewitz's fame is largely due to the importance and influence of his magnum opus, On War, unquestionably the most important single work ever written on the theory of warfare and of strategy, although both the book and its impact have been interpreted and misinterpreted in wildly varying ways.
However, Clausewitz's tombstone clearly gives the name as "Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz." While fog and friction pervade all human activities, we are inclined to believe that Clausewitz's family—especially the devoted Marie—would have demanded that his monument reflect their own opinion on the matter.
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 Carl von Clausewitz
But Clausewitz's ideas were recognized and taught in North America, and many of the European soldiers who fought in the Civil War were very familiar with his writings.
Clausewitz was not so concerned with tactics and the correctness of operational doctrines as were other military theorists of his day; he was most concerned with the grand strategy of warfare.
Based on his logic and realism regarding the science of war, he advocated the concept of total war, in which all of the nation's wealth and resources would be brought to bear in destroying not only the enemy's armies, but its property and citizens as well.
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 Carl von Clausewitz and Antoine-Henri Jomini and Military Strategy
Carl von Clausewitz and Jomini's military careers were similar in many respects.
Clausewitz also was an early student of strategy and relied on similar empirical experience to develop and nurture his theories.
Ironically, while Clausewitz's view that politics must play a key role in military strategy is generally accepted as correct, many would argue that the failure to adhere to this Jomini principle was one of the main failures of the Viet Nam grand strategy.
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 Clausewitz Introduction
Carl von Clausewitz as a man is as worthy of consideration as the work itself.
Clausewitz was a complicated man of both action and thought, and he left a complicated legacy.
It was left to his wife, Marie Countess von Brühl, whose happy life with Clausewitz was well known in Prussian society and who was his unlikely but capable intellectual companion in his inquiries into the nature of war, to undertake the posthumous publication of his disorganized manuscripts.
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 AllRefer.com - Karl von Clausewitz (Military Affairs, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Clausewitz was an original thinker most influenced by the Napoleonic wars in which he fought.
He served in the Rhine campaigns (1793–94), won the regard of Gerhard von Scharnhorst at the Berlin Military Academy, and served in the wars against Napoleon I.
Clausewitz argued that although most conflicts tend toward total war in the abstract, the "friction" of reality keeps war limited, unpredictable, and dangerous.
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 Carl von Clausewitz: two letters on strategy
The portrait of Clausewitz is taken from a lithograph in the possession of Peter Paret.
This edition of Carl von Clausewitz's Two Letters on Strategy was made possible by the Army War College Foundation and by the Art of War Colloquium of the Army War College, which sponsors the volume as part of its program of republishing military classics for the professional development of the officer corps.
The opening paragraphs of Clausewitz's letter of the 22nd criticize Müffling's first problem for its failure to indicate the political purposes of the antagonists, and to establish the level of significance the military operations possessed for the opposing governments.
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 MILNET:
Clausewitz's fame is largely due to the importance and influence of his magnum opus,
His theories are of interest to military strategists, historians, political scientists, business thinkers, and scientists (although Clausewitz's own discussion is not overtly mathematical and Clausewitz laughed at the notion of a "science of war").
Countess Marie von Brühl, have attracted the attention of biographers for reasons that have little to do with his military reputation.
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 Carl von Clausewitz
Clausewitz became one of the leaders of Prussian Army reform under Scharnhorst but resigned his commission on the eve of Napoleon's invasion of Russia (1812) and, like other German patriots, entered Russian service.
By means of a lengthy discussion of a variety of situations likely to confront the military leader, Clausewitz tried to develop in his reader a theoretically founded military judgment, capable of weighing all pertinent factors in a given situation.
Clausewitz was studied closely by his countrymen and left his imprint on German military thought, but his influence on actual German strategy has been overrated.
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 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Spring 2006
Clausewitz used both “laws” and “theories” in his book, and consequently one can take away the erroneous impression that he was uncertain about whether one could develop a science of war.
Clausewitz’s statement in 1809 might well be echoed by a generation of military leaders schooled in techniques of conventional war as they try to come to grips with the reality of insurgency and transnational terrorism.
Clausewitz’s method is comparative in a dual sense: he moves back and forth from theory to practice, and from the general to the particular.
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 Amazon.ca: On War: Books: Carl Von Clausewitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Clausewitz's ON WAR is certainly the greatest exploration of the subject, but we are often misled by sloppy or hostile summaries--especially those by British military historians, who have evolved a truly sophisticated culture of misrepresenting it.
Carl von Clausewitz is required reading at the War Colleges of the United States Armed Forces because his precepts are timeless.
Clausewitz was a staff officer in the army of a state which no longer exists, and he wrote in 19th century German.
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 Generals of Waterloo: Carl von Clausewitz's On War
Clausewitz was younger than Jomini., but both lived through a revolution in warfare, from their eras onward armies would be national.
Clausewitz was concerned with the role of war in human affairs and with the conduct of military operations.
Clausewitz embodied this lesson in unifying a philosophy of politics and a philosophy of war.
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 Carl von Clausewitz On War - Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Carl von Clausewitz is one of the most quoted authors on War by US Military Generals and Spokesmen.
Carl Von Clausewitz talks only slightly about this and it appears that wars were rational and part of life in his day and time, and many generals would lead armies throughout their life on different sides and different leaders, yet today's terrorist war is different and therefore we should be looking into other possibilities.
In von Clausewitz theory war can only be waged in certain circumstances and therefore we need to change the rules and fight when a where we desire to stop terrorism now and forever.
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 Carl von Clausewitz
In 1803, on Scharnhorst's recommendation, Clausewitz was made adjutant to Prince August, and he served in this capacity in the campaign of Jena (1806), being captured along with the prince by the French at Prenzlau.
It was Clausewitz who negotiated the convention of Tauroggen, which separated the cause of Yorck's Prussians from that of the French, and began the War of Liberation.
After the dissolution of this army Clausewitz returned to his artillery duties; but on the 18th of November 1831 he died at Breslau of cholera, which had proved fatal to his chief also, and a little previously, to his old Russian commander Diebitsch on the other side of the frontier.
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 Sun Tzu And Carl Von Clausewitz
Clausewitz states that “war is an extension of politics by other means.” As in politics, the outcome is not always certain; there is a sort of enshrouding “fog” that always conceals the exact characteristics of a situation.
Clausewitz believes in total war: a victory must be absolute; the enemy must be completely beaten to the point that retaliation is not possible.
Clausewitz believes that war is greatly influenced by the individuals fighting it, and by chance occurrences that may sway it.
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 Amazon.com: On War (Penguin Classics): Books: Carl von Clausewitz,Anatol Rapoport,J. J. Graham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Clausewitz's answer to question (1) is that war in itself is a duel on a large scale, which unless acted on from the outside, tends towards the maximum possible amount of violence.
Clausewitz's answer to question (2) is one of the major reasons why "pure war" doesn't, can't, and shouldn't exist in the real world.
Clausewitz's theory of war considered war to be "a remarkable trinity" of rational action (policy), irrational action (passion) and the play of chance (friction versus genius).
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 The Relevance of Carl Von Clausewitz in Operation Iraqi Freedom
The theories of Clausewitz addressed in this article are relied on by the planners and theorists of today’s military, as well as to the modern Air Force leaders who will guide their fellow Airmen into battle some day in the not-so-distant future.
Clausewitz knew that the stronger the trinity of the people, the military, and the government, the more successful the nation would be at waging war.
Clausewitz suggests that political leaders and their policies are intertwined with the conduct and ultimate outcome of a war.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Carl von Clausewitz
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Foucault on Clausewitz: conceptualizing the relationship between war and power.(Michel Foucault, Karl von Clausewitz)
Clausewitz on Strategy - Inspiration and Insight from a Master Strategist.
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 BOOKS ON OR BY CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ
Carl von Clausewitz was history's greatest thinker on the nature of war.
Clausewitz analyzed not only the nature of war and its use as an instrument of policy, but also strategic, operational, and tactical concepts of warfare.
Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945.
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 Clausewitz Carl von - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Clausewitz Carl von - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Clausewitz, Carl von (1780-1831), Prussian soldier and military theorist, born in Burg, near Magdeburg.
Behring, Emil Adolph von (1854-1917), German bacteriologist and Nobel laureate.
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 Talk:Carl von Clausewitz - Wikiquote
The name Karl von Clausewitz, should be changed to Carl von Clausewitz..
Clausewitz wrote "On War" to counter Jominis statement that war and duels were comparable.
Clausewitz makes some statements where a battle can be seen as a duel, such as "the purpose of the defence is to parry the offencive" or something to the similar.
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 Clausewitz, Carl von   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Karl Maria von Clausewitz, by Correlli Barnett, pp 300-309.
Clausewitz and the Nineteenth Century, by Peter Paret, pp 21-41.
Clausewitz and the Culmination Point of Victory, by Hans-Peter von Kirchback and Michael I. Handel.
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 Clausewitz Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Prussian military thinker Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as the most important of the major strategic theorists.
Judging by the recent increase in published discussion, it appears that we are entering yet another of the periodic upsurges in the study of Clausewitz and his theories regarding war.
An important reflection of this renewed interest is "Clausewitz in the 21st Century" — a conference held in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, 21-23 March 2005, sponsored by the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War (CCW).
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 Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) : Library of Congress Citations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
English Title: On war / 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.
English Title: On war [by] Carl von Clausewitz; translated from the German by J. Graham.
Verstreute kleine Schriften nnaa Clausewitz, Karl von, 1780-1831.
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 On War, by Carl von Clausewitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After the close of the Russian campaign Clausewitz remained in the service of that country, but was attached as a Russian staff officer to Blucher’s headquarters till the Armistice in 1813.
Clausewitz re-entered the Prussian service in 1815, and served as Chief of the Staff to Thielman’s corps, which was engaged with Grouchy at Wavre, on the 18th of June.
After the Prussian Army of Observation was dissolved, Clausewitz returned to Breslau, and a few days after his arrival was seized with cholera, the seeds of which he must have brought with him from the army on the Polish frontier.  His death took place in November 1831.
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 Carl von Clausewitz - On Civilization - Planet Civilization
The answer is simple: Carl von Clausewitz is still relevant for warfare, and yes, he is even relevant for Civilization.
Thus, to achieve your goal, you have to use all the force that is available to you, as the enemy will try to match it with whatever he has available.
I personally disagree and believe that the English word “politics” is more suitable to what Clausewitz meant, because policy is an extension of politics, a grander strategy so to say.
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