The Fog of Peace

July 2007
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p25
The article explains the phrase "fog of war," as used in a letter written by Prussian general and military strategist Carl von Clausewitz. That fog presents a major challenge to historians. It is a fact, according to the author, that Belleau Wood is a village in France and a battle was fought there in June 1918 can be nailed down without dispute. But Clausewitz's fog and moonshine are just beyond the facts.


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