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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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War Is More than a Chameleon

War Is More than a Chameleon

(p.61) 3 War Is More than a Chameleon
Clausewitz and Contemporary War

Antulio J. Echevarria II

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Clausewitz's understanding of the nature of war. He argued that the nature of war was complex and variable, not static or immutable. It was made up of a trinity of forces: hostility, chance, and purpose.

Keywords:   nature of war, wondrous trinity, purpose, chance, hostility

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