Accession Number:

ADA560832

Title:

Clausewitz's Continued Relevance and Foundation for Educating Critical Thinking Skills

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Defining exactly what warfare will be like in the 21st Century is difficult at best. However, despite major changes in the conduct and instruments of war and the corresponding increased uncertainty of who will be the opposing actors, the primary nature of warfare remains unchanged. Likewise, many of the classical theories of war will not change, particularly those theories on war offered by Carl von Clausewitz. This paper examines the dynamic operational and strategic environment, assesses the arguments on the continued relevance of Carl von Clausewitzs theories of war, and proposes that the study of his theories provides a framework for thinking about future war and also an overall foundation for officer education in 21st Century Warfare.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE