Accession Number:

ADA528276

Title:

Clausewitz's Advice to the New US President

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

During our study of Carl von Clausewitzs On War in the context of Americas quest for a unified grand strategy, we asked ourselves the following question If Clausewitz were alive today, what advice would he give to the U.S. President What follows is our imagined construction of such advice, based upon our extrapolations from On War. Many modern readers may find Clausewitzs advice to be strong medicine indeed, but his unapologetic realpolitik serves to dramatize the dimensions of a serious national security problem for which no satisfactory solution has as yet been found. The author proposes to provide a Clausewitzian analysis of the American security situation today, based upon a version of On War adapted to modern needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE