Accession Number : AD0778881
Title : A Brief Critique of Clausewitz and Rapoport on Theories of War.
Descriptive Note : Student essay,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Brown,Donald R.
Report Date : 04 JAN 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : A basic dilemma for a democratic society involves the development of adequate military strategy in the context of civilian control. Clausewitz provides a possible model, and Rapoport argues that although this model has been in temporary eclipse between the world wars, it is finding new advocates among the 'Neo-Clausewitzians' such as Aron, Schelling, Kissinger and Kahn. Rapoport fears the applicaton of the model in a nuclear context. An interpretation of Clausewitz, supplemented by a useful set of distinctions developed by Rapoport among theories of war, could provide the basis for a reexamination of American policy formation in both its political and military aspects. (Author)
Descriptors : *Warfare, Reviews, Theory, United States government
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE