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Introductory: The efficient elements of War

by Carl Von Clausewitz2mAugust 21st, 2023
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Having in the foregoing book examined the subjects which may be regarded as the efficient elements of War, we shall now turn our attention to the combat as the real activity in Warfare, which, by its physical and moral effects, embraces sometimes more simply, sometimes in a more complex manner, the object of the whole campaign. In this activity and in its effects these elements must therefore, reappear. The formation of the combat is tactical in its nature; we only glance at it here in a general way in order to get acquainted with it in its aspect as a whole. In practice the minor or more immediate objects give every combat a characteristic form; these minor objects we shall not discuss until hereafter. But these peculiarities are in comparison to the general characteristics of a combat mostly only insignificant, so that most combats are very like one another, and, therefore, in order to avoid repeating that which is general at every stage, we are compelled to look into it here, before taking up the subject of its more special application.
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Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz was a general and military theorist who stressed the "moral", in modern terms.

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Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz was a general and military theorist who stressed the "moral", in modern terms.

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