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Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century$
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Hew Strachan and Andreas Herberg-Rothe

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232024

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.001.0001

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Clausewitz and Information Warfare

Clausewitz and Information Warfare

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(p.231) 13 Clausewitz and Information Warfare
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Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century
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David Lonsdale

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0014

Many of the theories on war in the information age predict substantial changes to the character of war. Should these changes come to pass, the very nature of war could be transformed. This could have significant implications for Clausewitz's work, which is regarded as the literary manifestation of the nature of war. However, the nature of war is far more robust than many modern theorists suggest. This robustness emanates from the core elements of strategy, which ensure that war remains an uncertain, non-linear human activity as Clausewitz identified.

Keywords:   war, nature of war, strategy, theory of war, information

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