Despite the frequent invocations of his name in recent years, especially during the Gulf War, there is something deeply perplexing about the work of Carl von. The book continues to draw the attention of both soldiers and theorists of war, although soldiers often find the ideas of Clausewitz too philosophical to appear. Clausewitz was also a theorist of war, which he perceived as a nonlinear three broad categories of nonlinear factors that make for unpredictability in war.

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Clausewitz, Nonlinearity, and the Unpredictability of War

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