TITLE

CLAUSEWITZ AND SOVIET STRATEGY

AUTHOR(S)
Dexter, Byron
PUB. DATE
October 1950
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Oct50, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the theory of a unified war based on the concepts of German general, Carl von Clausewitz. Its objective is the overthrow of all parliamentary governments of the world and their replacement by Communist dictatorships centrally controlled in Moscow. The characteristic of the campaign is the interchangeability of both political and military weapons. All military conflicts and peace initiatives in the Europe, Asia and Russia are instruments of one war controlled by a single, central intelligence. War is understood to be more than an act of social life but en expression of conflict of ideas, objectives and lifestyles on entire society with another society. War should be regarded not as independent event but rather as a political instrument. War differs in character based on the nature of its motives and circumstances from which they proceed.
ACCESSION #
14884023

 

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