Accession Number:

ADA406450

Title:

The Relevancy of the Clausewitzian Trinity to the War on Terrorism

Descriptive Note:

Student research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The teachings of Clausewitz have guided the American military since the end of the Vietnam War. His writing is prescriptive and not descriptive which allows his ideas to transcend time. His remarkable trinity has been the centerpiece for evaluation of the American debacle in Vietnam as well as the success in Desert Storm. Now more then ever in order to be successful in the current struggle against the evil of terrorism, the leaders of this nation must heed the Prussian General and his guidance concerning the forces which greatly affect the waging of war.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE