's theory also insinuates that any war which is to be waged in the future must also end after it has achieved its political ends.
The growing body of neuroscience knowledge opens new opportunities to re-examine how we address Clausewitz
's enduring theories.
It is this combination of past and present that helps forge the connection between Clausewitz
's legacy and current debates.
The lessons learnt can and will be applied to refine the war-fighting abilities while the lessons would transform into knowledge and consequently it would become capability as it was argued by Clausewitz
that 'Knowledge must become capability'.
said that the objectives of war are always political objectives and by that standard war must always be subservient to politics.
identified three sources of power which the world has since come to define as the great trinity passion, probability and policy which are associated with people, military and government.
The precise reasons for Clausewitz
's popularity may be obscure.
actually joined the Prussian army as a Corporal and fought on the side of the Prussians and the Russians against Napoleon.
Many academics have made a career interpreting what Clausewitz
really meant by the term and many a staff college paper picked up on the rhetoric.
As luck would have it, a rich conceptual, logic-based, and practical framework exists for tackling these difficulties: Carl von Clausewitz
's classic On War.
Current translations of Carl von Clausewitz
's On War describe the center of gravity as the "hub of all power and movement, on which everything depends." (8) Clausewitz
approached warfare from the perspective of nation-states using organized violence in a battle of wills, where the ultimate objective was the enemy's submission through the destruction of its military forces.
Russian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz
is famously known to have given the concept of Centre of Gravity (COG) in his On War, until recently the Bible of war theory.
Marie von Clausewitz
: The Woman behind the Making of On War, by Vanya Eftimova Bellinger.
and His Time: Essays in the Cultural and Intellectual History of Thinking about War, by Peter Paret.