War—Continuity in Change, and Change in Continuity

@article{Gray2010WarContinuityIC,
  title={War—Continuity in Change, and Change in Continuity},
  author={Colin S. Gray},
  journal={The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters},
  year={2010}
}
  • C. Gray
  • Published 1 May 2010
  • Political Science
  • The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
War can only be understood holistically. If one focuses on continuity in change, one is near certain to undervalue the change in continuity. One has to be bifocal. Carl von Clausewitz is uncompromising on this matter: But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together. (1) The subject of most interest here is future war, all of it. Future war will include both… 
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