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" The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish. ..the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither mistaking it for, nor trying to turn it into, something that is alien to... "
Essays on Strategy 12 - Page 345
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Reorganization Proposals for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (H.R. 6828, Joint ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Investigations - 1982 - 1020 pages
...concept formulation — Too little attention to strategic connection* — Too little time per topic The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act...turn it into, something that is alien to its nature." 127 Opening topics, however, expend little effort defining problems across the conflict spectrum. States...
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The Art and Practice of Military Strategy

George Edward Thibault - 1984 - 918 pages
...how wars must vary with the nature of their motives and of the situations which give rise to them. k/c owo3a N j hq P > [=T1 'x~ػYi Xf o...4e u i 9 .E{-`ͣ y L di Łoc?י 2ɥθ G " 4+ F j {w by that test the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither mistaking it for, nor trying to turn...
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Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

Peter Paret, Gordon A. Craig, Felix Gilbert - 1986 - 964 pages
...combat. Ln.de heed was paid to the principle formulated by Carl von Clausewitz over a century earlier: "The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act...trying to turn it into, something that is alien to its nature."11 Having long planned within the framework of a continental strategy, the Japanese were slow...
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The Foreign and Domestic Dimensions of Modern Warfare: Vietnam, Central ...

Howard Jones - 1988 - 230 pages
...dogma. Conclusion During the early 1800s the German military theorist Karl von Clausewitz warned that "The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act...turn it into, something that is alien to its nature. This is the first of all strategic questions and the most comprehensive."27 As America began its slide...
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The Vietnam War: Vietnamese and American Perspectives

Jayne Susan Werner, Luu Doan Huynh - 1993 - 330 pages
...Part Two The War from the American Side US Military Strategy and the Vietnam War George R. Vickers The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and the commander have to make is to establish . . . the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither...
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The Making of Strategy: Rulers, States, and War

Williamson Murray - 1996 - 702 pages
...military specialist to the absolute priority of politics and ideology. Clausewitz had written that "the first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act...statesman and commander have to make is to establish by that test the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither mistaking it for, nor trying to turn...
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World Politics and the Evolution of War

John J. Weltman - 1995 - 286 pages
...how wars must vary with the nature of their motives and of the situations which give rise to them. The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act...turn it into, something that is alien to its nature. — Clausewitz, On War Out of the great upheavals of the Napoleonic period came a widespread impulse...
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Navies and Global Defense: Theories and Strategy

Roch Legault, Military History Symposium (Canada). (20th : 1994 : Military College of Canada) - 1995 - 262 pages
...possibly—the willingness of the Soviet Union to tolerate nonnuclear frustration. Carl von Clausewitz advised: The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act...statesman and commander have to make is to establish by that test [of war as an instrument of policy] the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither...
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The Eagle in the Desert: Looking Back on U.S. Involvement in the Persian ...

Earl Tilford - 1996 - 380 pages
...aims because of military successes, such as occurred in Korea, is something Clausewitz warns about: "The most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman...they are embarking; neither mistaking it for, nor turning it into, something that is alien to its nature" (OW, 88). LIMITED AND UNLIMITED WAR Clausewitz...
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Explorations in Strategy

Colin S. Gray - 1996 - 298 pages
...alone applied, the wisdom of a long-dead Prussian soldier-theorist. Carl von Clausewitz wrote that "[t]he first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act...statesman and commander have to make is to establish by that test [of war as an instrument of policy] the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither...
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