On War Topics for Discussion

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Why does Clausewitz believe that military theory is necessary?

What is Clausewitz's conception of friction? How does it connect theory and practice?

What are moral forces? How do they relate to physical forces? Why does Clausewitz think they are rarely theorized about?

What are the major elements of the theory and art of war? What is the distinction between the theory of war and the art of war for Clausewitz?

What are the most important elements of military strategy? Discuss five such examples.

What are the most important elements of an instance of combat? Discuss five such examples, include the moment of decision.

To what extent do you think Clausewitz's observations on war are relevant today? Can they be applied to military conflicts other than all-out wars between nation-states? If so, how? Be sure to discuss the case of terrorism.

Many have tried to apply Clausewitz's theory...

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