Inverting Clausewitz: Lessons in Strategic Leadership from the 1918 Ludendorff Offensives

October 2013
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2013 4th Quarter, Issue 71, p95
The author comments on the administrative strategy of U.S. President Barack Obama related to the implementation of the Afghan counterinsurgency. He criticizes the strategic decisions of General Erich Ludendorff which made the German army to attack on the British army on March 21, 1918. With detailed discussion on the strategy of Ludendorff, the author concludes that military strategy should always be in the interest of the nation.


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