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Air & Space Power Journal sum 04 - Page 87
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The Art and Practice of Military Strategy

George Edward Thibault - Government publications - 1984 - 883 pages
...Merely the Continuation of Policy by Other Means It is clear, consequently, that war is not a mere e highways activity by other means. What remains peculiar to war is simply the peculiar nature of its means. War...
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Economic Statecraft

David Allen Baldwin - Political Science - 1985 - 409 pages
...dictum is found in a short paragraph in his first chapter — "It is clear . . . that war is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means" (p. 87). The passage quoted in the text appears later in the book and provides...
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Nuclear War: The Moral Dimension

James W. Child - 1986 - 197 pages
...political object."3 And later in the same work: "It is clear, consequently, that war is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means."4 But as we reject moral nihilism with regard to war, so we reject this view....
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Air University Review, Volume 35

Aeronautics - 1983
...Clausewit/ described war in its broad relationship to national purpose: "It is clear, that war is not a mere act of policy, but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activities by other means." War has as its objective the preservation or fulfillment of a nation's...
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China's War with Vietnam, 1979: Issues, Decisions, and Implications

King C. Chen - Sino-Vietnamese Conflict, 1979 - 1987 - 234 pages
...Mao, however, mentioned Lenin but not Clausewitz. Clausewitz's original phrase was "War is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means." See his book, On War, edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret...
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The Foreign and Domestic Dimensions of Modern Warfare: Vietnam, Central ...

Howard Jones - History - 1988 - 209 pages
...Linebacker Bombing Campaigns MARK CLODFELTER "WAR," Karl von Clausewitz proclaimed, "is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means." Whereas the Prussian staff officer believed that a commander should require...
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German History, 1770-1866

James J. Sheehan, James John Sheehan - Foreign Language Study - 1993 - 969 pages
...sought to give this relationship the clearest and most general formulation possible: 'war is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means. . . . The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and...
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Peace and War: Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989

Kalevi J. Holsti, Kalevi Jaakko Holsti - Political Science - 1991 - 379 pages
...known purposes. It is "an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfill our will . . . War is not merely an act of policy but a true political...political intercourse, carried on with other means" (Clausewitz, 1984:75, 87). Issues become immediately relevant in this view of war.1 "The political...
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The Sword and the Cross: Reflections on Command and Conscience

James Hugh Toner - Political Science - 1992 - 186 pages
...mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.1 — Sun Tzu (early fourth century BC) [W]ar is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means. What remains peculiar to war is simply the peculiar nature of its means.2...
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Writing after War: American War Fiction from Realism to Postmodernism

John Limon - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 272 pages
...definition of war as "nothing but the continuation of policy with other means," which he expands as follows: "war is not merely an act of policy but a true political...political intercourse, carried on with other means" ( W, 69, 87). This implies that of war and peace, peace is the inclusive category: unlike Hobbes (or...
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