The Clausewitz delusion

how the American army screwed up the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (a way forward)
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StatementStephen L. Melton.
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LC ClassificationsUA23 .M463 2009
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ISBN 139780760337134
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A clear and persuasive critique of current operative ideas about warfare, The Clausewitz Delusion lays out a new explanation of victory in war, based on an analysis of wartime casualties and post-conflict governance.

It is a book of critical importance to policymakers, statesmen, and Cited by: 6. A clear and persuasive critique of current operative ideas about warfare, The Clausewitz Delusion lays out a new explanation of victory in war, based on an analysis of wartime casualties and post-conflict governance.

It is a book of critical importance to policymakers, statesmen, and The Clausewitz delusion book. In the aftermath of defeat in Vietnam, the American military cast about for answers--and, bizarrely, settled upon a view of warfare promulgated by a Prussian general in the s, Carl von Clausewitz.

This doctrine was utterly inappropriate to the wars the U.S.

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faced in Iraq and Afghanistan/5. The Clausewitz delusion: how the American army screwed up the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (a way forward) Creator: The Clausewitz delusion book, Stephen L. After defeat in Vietnam, the American military settled upon a view of warfare promulgated by a Prussian general in s, Carl von Clausewitz.

The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Stephen L. Melton. Minneapolis, Minn.: Zenith Press, pages. $ Reviewed by Dr. Janeen Klinger, Professor of Political Science, US Army War College. The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (a Way Forward).

Description Reveals the failings of the US Army in its adoption of the doctrine of 'Full Spectrum Operations' that codified the thinking of Von Clausewitz, whose book On War has been the.

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The Clausewitz Delusion is a soul-searching tour de force on how and why the US Army came to its current struggle to achieve decisive victories in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the author the US Army, in its decades-long infatuation with Clausewitz’s On War, has forgotten what it once knew and now lacks “a sufficient understanding of.

Download Clausewitz And America books, This book demonstrates how Clausewitzian thought influenced American strategic thinking between the Vietnam War and the current conflict in Iraq.

Carl von Clausewitz's thought played a part in the process of military reform and the transition in US policy that took place after the Vietnam War.

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Melton (, Hardcover) Be. Get this from a library. The Clausewitz delusion: how the American army screwed up the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (a way forward). [Stephen L Melton] -- After defeat in Vietnam, the American military settled upon a view of warfare promulgated by a Prussian general in s, Carl von Clausewitz.

This doctrine was inappropriate to the wars the U.S. For that, Clausewitz bears no responsibility, and the Army's "Clausewitz Delusion" is actually a delusion about Clausewitz rooted in that larger political and historical blindness.

So this may be a good book on the Army or the "American way of war," but it has little to do with the actual Clausewitz. The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forward) by Stephen L Melton starting at $ The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forward) has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

In his book "The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars and Afghanistan (A Way Forward)", he examines how America learned, perfected, and then forgot the core competency of governing occupied territory/5.

NOTE: This version of Carl von Clausewitz's On War is the long-obsolete J.J. Graham translation of Clausewitz's Vom Kriege () published in London in The /84 Howard/Paret version is the standard translation today; for the most accurate text one should always consult the Jolles translation.

Consider the more modern versions and other relevant books shown below.

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Clausewitz famously described the fundamental nature of war as a duel in which one party seeks to impose their will on the other. T To Victorian-era scholars of Clausewitz's work, the analogy of the duel has specific connotations.

Game theorists commonly use the notion of a pistol duel or battle to illustrate games of preemption. Read Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forwar Books Download As PDF: Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forwar Detail books: Author: Date: Page: Rating: Reviews: 10 Category: Book.

A clear and persuasive critique of current operative ideas about warfare, The Clausewitz Delusion lays out a new explanation of victory in war, based on an analysis of wartime casualties and post-conflict governance. It is a book of critical importance to policymakers, statesmen, and military strategists at every level.

Carl von Clausewitz (–), the Prussian military theoretician who wrote On War, is known above all for his famous dictum: “War is the continuation of politics by other means.”In René Girard’s view, however, the strategist’s treatise offers up a more disturbing truth to the reader willing to extrapolate from its most daring observations: with modern warfare comes the insanity Reviews: Author: Reiner Pommerin Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF Category: Political Science Languages: en Pages: View: Get Book.

Book Description: This Festschrift commemorates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Clausewitz-Society in the Federal Republic of Germany of This volume follows the intentions of the Clausewitz.

A new biography that focuses on Clausewitz the professional combat soldier, this book capably places the man into the military history of the Napoleonic Wars. Looking for a book by Stephen L. Melton. Stephen L. Melton wrote The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forward), which can be purchased at a lower price at   Stoker’s work on Clausewitz is an admirable adjunct to Peter Paret’s “Clausewitz and the State”, which traces his intellectual development.

His stated purpose in writing this book was to focus on Clausewitz’s role in the different campaigns in which he served, from towith a particular focus onin order to /5(10). The Prussian theorist himself has come under fire more recently from CGSC professor and career soldier Stephen Melton, whose book The Clausewitz Delusion () credits to a misguided affection for On War many of the U.S.

military problems in Iraq and Afghanistan (not sure how much I buy that, though there are some points in favor of that. Stephen L. Melton, The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forward), (Zenith Press, ), [19] Donella H.

Meadows, Thinking in Systems: A Primer, (Chelsea Green, VT: ). 34 books based on 7 votes: Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Eliot Howard, On War by Carl von Clausewitz, War, Clausewitz and the Trinity. Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz (/ ˈ k l aʊ z ə v ɪ t s /; 1 June – 16 November ) was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the "moral" (meaning, in modern terms, psychological) and political aspects of most notable work, Vom Kriege (On War), was unfinished at his witz was a realist in many different senses and, while in.

Since the close of the Vietnam War, the ideas expounded by the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz () have come—very often in twisted, garbled, or mutated form—to thoroughly permeate American military writing (doctrinal, theoretical, and historical).His book On War (published posthumously in Prussia as Vom Kriege in ), was adopted as a key text at the Naval War.

The Book of Military Strategy: Sun Tzu's "The Art of War," Machiavelli's "The Prince," and Clausewitz's "On War" (Annotated) ( Copy Limited Edition) Carl von Clausewitz $.

This book is a must-read for strategic-level military practitioners and their civilian overseers, providing valuable insights into the contemporary dynamics of raising armies for war.”—Stephen L.

Melton, author of The Clausewitz Delusion.Excerpt from Essay: Clausewitz and World War I The role of various theories and concepts in the First World War has been an issue of considerable concern that has attracted various studies in attempts to understand their influence in the various battles related to the addition to the various concepts behind the war, Clausewitz theories of war have come under increased scrutiny with.The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (a Way Forward) by Stephen L Melton starting at.

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