TITLE

Combat in Context

PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the influence of politics on war. The author states that an analytic look at the wars of the past two centuries suggests that Carl von Clausewitz was accurate as a historian. According to the author, it remains impossible to understand why a war has broken out or how it progresses militarily without understanding the political context in which such conflict unfolds. The author asserts that even on the battlefield, political factors can influence the outcome.
ACCESSION #
35572162

 

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