Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War

Hooker Jr., R. D.
June 2005
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Summer2005, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the conduct of modern war. The end of the Cold War, the rise of globalization, the spread of democracy, and the advent of a new millennium raised hopes that mankind might move beyond the catastrophic wars that shaped the 20th century. Political and military leaders are notoriously averse to theory, but if there is a theorist about war who matters, it remains Carl von Clausewitz, whose Vom Kriege (On War) has shaped Western views about war since the middle of the 19th century.


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