Quickly, Err, Past…

“It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.” Carl von Clausewitz (1780 to 1831) Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military thinker, whose work Vom Kriege (1832; On War) has become one of the most respected classics on military strategy.… Read More

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A Strong Strategy…

“The best strategy is always to be very strong.” Carl von Clausewitz (1780 to 1831) Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military thinker, whose work Vom Kriege (1832; On War) has become one of the most respected classics on military strategy.

Generals & Audacity…

“Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” Carl von Clausewitz (1780 to 1831) Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military thinker, whose work Vom Kriege (1832; On War) has become one of the most respected classics on military strategy.

Theory, Observations & Doctrine…

“Theory must be of the nature of observations not of doctrine.” (Clausewitz, 2014, p.46.). Reference von Clausewitz, C. & Graham, J.J. (trans) (2014) On War. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

(Military) Theoretical Consideration…

Talking about the branches of the art of War, Clausewitz (2014, p.41) states: “He to whom all this is nothing, must either repudiate all theoretical consideration, OR HIS UNDERSTANDING HAS NOT AS YET BEEN PAINED by the confused and perplexing ideas resting on no fixed point of view, leading to no satisfactory result, sometimes dull,… Read More

Military Theory: Swimmers versus Non-Swimmers!

Speaking about Friction in War, Clausewitz (2014, p.36) states: “Everything is very simple in War,but the simplest thing is difficult. These difficulties accumulate and produce a friction which no man can imagine exactly who has not seen War,…” “Activity in War is movement in a resistant medium. Just as a man immersed in water is… Read More