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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 the Nature of the War on Terror

Clausewitz and the Nature of the War on Terror

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Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Antulio J. Echevarria II

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Having explored Clausewitz's concept of the nature of war so far in this book, this chapter applies it to the contemporary war on terror. The wondrous trinity — the core of the Clausewitzian nature of war — provides a useful framework for understanding the nature of the war on terror.

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

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