The seemingly endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have renewed the age-old debate over what constitutes military victory. Will the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan be seen as a sign of victory or defeat? Although the nature of warfare has changed dramatically since Clausewitz's On War was first written, this selection from his classic work remains an invaluable source of insight for understanding what it means to achieve victory in war and how to recognize defeat.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. 563
- CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO. The Culminating Point of Victory, pg. 566
- CHAPTER FOUR. Closer Definition of the Military Objective: The Defeat of the Enemy, pg. 595
- CHAPTER FIVE. Closer Definition of the Military Objective- Continued: Limited Aims, pg. 601
- CHAPTER SIX A. The Effect of the Political Aim on the Military Objective, pg. 603
- CHAPTER SIX B. War Is an Instrument of Policy, pg. 605
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