Accession Number : ADA308960

Title :   Clausewitzian Concepts and Their Relevance to Modern Warfare Experiences in Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Redlinger, Mark J.

PDF Url : ADA308960

Report Date : 01 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Modern warfare experiences especially in operations other than war have forced us to rethink many of our traditional concepts. This rethinking has included thoughts propounded by Carl von Clausewitz in his book On War. This study explores certain Clausewitzian concepts and relates them to the UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia from 15 August 1992 until 31 March 1994. It argues that while warfare experiences have changed, there is still continuity between Clausewitz's philosophy on the nature of war and today's operations other than war. War is a human experience and remains so even today. That commonality of human interaction transcends eras and gives timelessness to concepts found in On War.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, HUMANS, INTERACTIONS, SOMALIA, CONTINUITY, BOOKS, COMMONALITY, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE