Clausewitz and escalation: Classical perspective on nuclear strategy

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No Western strategist is held in higher regard than Carl von Clausewitz. Clausewitz's great work Vom Kriege (On War) is one of the most studied books of Western literature.1 Although Clausewitz wrote long before the age of modern military technology, one might think that the destructiveness of modern technology would make insights about war, derived from Clausewitz, all the more significant. 2 Further, since nuclear war would be the most destructive of all wars, perhaps destructive of modern civilization, the application of Clausewitz's thinking to problems of nuclear strategy is all the more imperative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)9780203043691
ISBN (Print)0714634204, 9780714634203
StatePublished - Nov 12 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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