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Clausewitz and Contemporary War

Antulio J. Echevarria II

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231911
eISBN:
9780191716171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book sheds light on Clausewitz's purpose in writing On War, and the methodology he employed. While many scholars agree that Clausewitz's work is frequently misunderstood, almost none have ... More


Hope and Heroic Action: Rousseau, Paoli, Kosciuszko, and the Republican Tradition of War

Karma Nabulsi

in Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and The Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294078
eISBN:
9780191599972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294077.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the third of three chapters on the three traditions of war, and introduces the republican tradition, which is represented partially through the writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau, who, along ... More


War Is More than a Chameleon

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Clausewitz and Contemporary War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231911
eISBN:
9780191716171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Clausewitz's understanding of the nature of war. He argued that the nature of war was complex and variable, not static or immutable. It was made up of a trinity of forces: ... More


Clausewitz and the Nature of the War on Terror

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Having explored Clausewitz's concept of the nature of war so far in this book, this chapter applies it to the contemporary war on terror. The wondrous trinity — the core of the Clausewitzian nature ... More


Clausewitz and Information Warfare

David Lonsdale

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many of the theories on war in the information age predict substantial changes to the character of war. Should these changes come to pass, the very nature of war could be transformed. This could have ... More


Clausewitz and the Dialectics of War

Hew Strachan

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Clausewitz's On War aroused controversy from its first publication in 1832-4, and the validity of its interpretation of war's nature was challenged in the wake of both world wars and in the Cold War. ... More


Introduction

Hew Strachan and Andreas Herberg‐Rothe

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since the end of the Cold War, the status of Clausewitz's On War as the pre-eminent text on its subject has been challenged, most notably by Martin van Creveld, John Keegan, and Mary Kaldor. Their ... More


The Instrument: Clausewitz on Aims and Objectives in War

Daniel Moran

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes Clausewitz's arguments about the instrumental nature of war, and considers the degree to which political aims and objectives may guide military operations. Clausewitz's ideas in ... More


8. The Protean Nature of War

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Changes in the nature of warfare are traced from the 1945–89 era of strategic stability through the Balkans imbroglio of the 1990s to the advent of the new threat of global terrorism marked by 9/11. ... More


The Mutable Nature of War

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The third chapter was written after listening to several ground officers and historians argue that the nature of war was unchanging and immutable. One stated that war as experienced by an ancient ... More


Another Front, Another War: Women’s Memoirs and Testimonies of the Sexual Violence in 1971

Chaity Das

in In the Land of Buried Tongues: Testimonies and Literary Narratives of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474721
eISBN:
9780199090815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474721.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter marks the gendered division of memoirs and testimonies that have been attempted in this book. This is based on the assumption that women and men experienced the war differently and found ... More


Counterinsurgency and Strategy: Problems and Paradoxes

M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones

in The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170000
eISBN:
9780231539128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170000.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter addresses the question of what counterinsurgency (COIN) is from a practical military outlook. It questions whether COIN constitutes a set of techniques that may be exercised irrespective ... More


The Moral Challenge of Radical Asymmetry

Neil C. Renic

in Asymmetric Killing: Risk Avoidance, Just War, and the Warrior Ethos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198851462
eISBN:
9780191886065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851462.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the main contentions of the book. This begins with an examination of the enduring role of reciprocal risk in the nature of war, followed by its more specific role in the moral ... More


“Better Is the End of a Thing Than the Beginning Thereof” (Eccles. 7:8)

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Even and Maoz note that by its nature, war is waged to achieve goals, and as such, there is a continuum of victory to defeat rather than a win/lose dichotomy. They discuss the varied aims Israel had ... More


Proportionality in the Morality of War

Thomas Hurka

in Drawing Morals: Essays in Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199743094
eISBN:
9780190267544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743094.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the just war theory, or the proportionality of conditions that morally justifies certain acts during a war so long as these acts are not excessive. These proportionality ... More


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