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Antulio J. Echevarria II

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.001.0001

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Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

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(p.177) 8 Center of Gravity
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Clausewitz and Contemporary War
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Antulio J. Echevarria II

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.003.0012

This chapter discusses Clausewitz's concept of centre of gravity, one of his most misunderstood ideas. The concept, as Clausewitz introduced it, is closer to the idea of a focal point, rather than a center or source of strength.

Keywords:   centre of gravity, focal point, source of strength

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