Definitions

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  • adjective Adhering to or described by the military theory of Carl von Clausewitz.

Etymologies

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Clausewitz +‎ -ian

Examples

  • He could also, when it suited him, invert the Clausewitzian cliché and intervene directly in British politics.

    The Pity of War

  • He could also, when it suited him, invert the Clausewitzian cliché and intervene directly in British politics.

    The Pity of War

  • Chess, he observes, teaches the Clausewitzian concepts of 'center of gravity' and the 'decisive point'. . .

    A Diplomat Looks East

  • When future American leaders tackle the Clausewitzian challenge, they will still possess great power and will have the advantage of knowing what their predecessors did and how they fared.

    How Wars end

  • For the United States, therefore, the Clausewitzian challenge—how to make force serve politics—has actually played out on two levels simultaneously, with policymakers needing to ensure the micro- and macronarratives fit together.

    How Wars end

  • Forcing senior officials to define their objectives this way would serve as an excellent source of discipline, reminding them of the need to keep ends and means in balance and concentrating their minds on the Clausewitzian challenge from the start, so that the rest of the conflict can be planned and executed as effectively and efficiently as possible.

    How Wars end

  • And second, the speed of cyber operations places a premium on first strike and so inverts the Clausewitzian principle of the inherent advantage of defense.

    Fighting Wars in Cyberspace

  • Watts writes: Scrutiny of Operation Desert Storm reveals that Clausewitzian friction persisted at every level of the campaign.

    How Wars end

  • And when that happens, future policymakers in Washington will need to do a better job at handling the Clausewitzian challenge than their predecessors.

    How Wars end

  • George Kennan's attempt to apply Clausewitzian thought to American diplomacy was, characteristically, frustrated.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

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