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Busting the Icon. Restoring Balance to the Influence of Clausewitz

@inproceedings{Meilinger2007BustingTI,
  title={Busting the Icon. Restoring Balance to the Influence of Clausewitz},
  author={Phillip S. Meilinger},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract : Many US military thinkers and practitioners have embraced a view of war that is out of touch with current circumstances--and, consequently, dangerous. This has a direct effect on the present global war on terror that is focused largely on Islamic extremists. There are two main problems. First, US military leaders--especially in the ground forces--continue to view war as a climactic, and usually bloody, clash of arms. "Muddy boots and bloody bayonets" and "occupation of territory" are… 

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