Accession Number : ADA316730

Title :   Clausewitzian Friction and Future War,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Watts, Barry D.

PDF Url : ADA316730

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : Contents include: The Once and Future Problem of General Friction; Clausewitz's Development of the Unified Concept of a General Friction; Scharnhorst's Clarity About War As It Actually Is; Clausewitz's Mature Concept of General Friction; Friction Before, During, and After Desert Storm; The Intractability of Strategic Surprise; The Inaccessibility of Critical Information; Evolutionary Biology As A Source of Friction and Exemplar for Theory; 'Situation Awareness' in Air to Air Combat and Friction; Nonlinearity and A Modern Taxonomy of General Friction; and Implications for Future War, Its Theory, and Its Conduct.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *FRICTION, *MILITARY ART, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, THEORY, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, AERIAL WARFARE, STRATEGIC WARFARE, AWARENESS, TAXONOMY, AIR TO AIR, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT).

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE