Planning versus Chaos in Clausewitz's On War

@article{Holmes2007PlanningVC,
  title={Planning versus Chaos in Clausewitz's On War},
  author={Terence M. Holmes},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={129 - 151}
}
  • T. M. Holmes
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
Abstract Clausewitz laid great emphasis on the planned construction of war, but this idea has received little attention from his commentators, who generally attach far greater importance to what he said about the chaotic elements of war, in particular its interactive nature and the friction inseparable from its conduct. This article gives long-overdue recognition to planning as a dominant theme of On War. The essential point Clausewitz makes concerning interaction is not that the enemy's… 

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