He quoted Karl von Clausewitz
about the requirement in war "not to take the first step without considering the last," and followed that with another prescient quote from the old Chinese strategy wizard Sun Tzu: "To win victory is easy; to preserve its fruits, difficult.
Unfortunately, he gets bogged down in an uninteresting analysis of military strategist Karl von Clausewitz
and the impact of his ideas.
Unlike the better-known military revisionists, the self-styled disciples of Karl von Clausewitz
, who argue that a more aggressive military strategy would have brought victory, the "hearts and minds" writers contend that the struggle was fundamentally political and that only a large-scale program of pacification could have undermined the Communist strength in the countryside.
For a more effective alternative, the president would do well to study and apply the principles of the great nineteenth-century Prussian political theorist Karl von Clausewitz
In his seminal work, On War, the 19th century Prussian military theorist Karl von Clausewitz
wrote, "War is merely a continuation of politics conducted by other means.
Karl von Clausewitz
wrote that war is a continuation of political discourse by other means.
And war, as the strategist Karl von Clausewitz
famously said, is merely an extension of politics by other means.
More than a century before American involvement in Vietnam, the Prussian military theorist Karl von Clausewitz
penned his famous axiom: "war is nothing but the continuation of policy with other means.
Karl Von Clausewitz
, el teorico de la guerra, afirmaba que esta es "la continuacion de la politica por otros medios".
Hasta 1945, cuando la tension alcanzaba niveles determinados se optaba por la guerra (como decia Karl Von Clausewitz
"la guerra no es sino la continuacion de la politica realizada con otros medios"), pero desde el descubrimiento de las armas atomicas, el enfrentamiento directo ya no era una opcion provechosa, por lo que se recurrio mas a crear un entorno de disuasion a traves de una politica de amenazas caracterizada por una carrera armamentista sin limites y el apoyo a gobiernos leales a la politica del bloque dominante.
Statistics, to paraphrase Karl von Clausewitz
, is now often politics by other means.
Perhaps the most renowned military strategist of all was the Prussian Karl von Clausewitz