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 (klou′zə-vĭts), Carl von 1780-1831.
Prussian army officer and military theorist whose posthumously published On War (1832) pragmatically interprets war as an instrument of policy.


(German ˈklauzəvɪts)
(Biography) Karl von (karl fɔn). 1780–1831, Prussian general, noted for his works on military strategy, esp Vom Kriege (1833)


(ˈklaʊ zə vɪts)

Karl von, 1780–1831, German military officer and author of books on military science.
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Noun1.Clausewitz - Prussian general and military theorist who proposed a doctrine of total war and war as an extension of diplomacy (1780-1831)
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After they had gone Pierre approached Prince Andrew and was about to start a conversation when they heard the clatter of three horses' hoofs on the road not far from the shed, and looking in that direction Prince Andrew recognized Wolzogen and Clausewitz accompanied by a Cossack.
Every military officer is fortunate to read Clausewitz during the course of his military career.
Terming state policy the 'womb in which war develops', Clausewitz finds no war ever taking place without its political utility having been determined first.
Clausewitz spent active military service in line command positions, first in Prussia and--in a then globalised world--in Russia, where he witnessed the Russian retreat from Moscow, the paradoxical move that led to French defeat, and played a key role for the Russian side in concluding the Convention of Tauroggen, which neutralised key German contingents in Napoleon's army, prelude to peace.
Ranawaka however imagines Clausewitz was a German philosopher He quotes that 'war is an extension of politics'.
Clausewitz remains relevant into the twenty-first century because he purposefully employed a methodology that strongly avoided coming to rigid, universalistic, and "for all time" conclusions on applying the military art.
8) Clausewitz approached warfare from the perspective of nation-states using organized violence in a battle of wills, where the ultimate objective was the enemy's submission through the destruction of its military forces.
Russian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz is famously known to have given the concept of Centre of Gravity (COG) in his On War, until recently the Bible of war theory.
The military theorist Carl von Clausewitz wrote, "War is the continuation of politics by other means," and it can be pretty well assumed he had this issue of IT in mind when he came up with his famous 19th-century maxim.
Chaudhry quoted a famous aphorism by strategist Carl von Clausewitz that 'war is a continuation of policy by other means' when asked if Pakistan meant a diplomatic or military war on the Treaty's issue.
Carl von Clausewitz, the world's most famous observer of the Napoleonic Wars, described war as "an act of force, [and] Clausewitz could discern no logical 'internal' or self-imposed limit on the use of force.
In answer we might go to the words of Marie von Clausewitz herself, from her letter of dedication to Carl's unfinished masterpiece On War: "Readers will be rightly surprised that a woman should dare to write a preface for such a work as this.