I read Clauswitz for a class then reading after some actual leaderhip experience. The professor who lectured on the book said it was an example of reason and military calulation. No doubt it is a long and complex book. The more I read the book the more I saw it in the Romantic tradtion.
The book starts with the mechinical assumption that those with the greater force should win all things being equal. The focus of the book that I read was in the CnC of the force. That the political leader gives the CinC the mission and they then figure out how to get it done. In the end of every anaylsis depends on the Genius of the commander. That is take in as much data as he can of his forces and what he knows of the enemy and make the right decissions. His model was Napoleon who was able to have a sence of the military and was able to pick leaders not on class but actual ability.
I can relate to the level and burdens of command he advocates where the whole army depends on the decissions of a single leader.
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