“The classical soldier’s beliefs and behavior patterns are all summarized in the central theme of Clausewitz, who tells us that his study of war leads to these convictions: 1. The destruction of the enemy’s military force is the leading principle of war, and for all positive action the main way to the object. 2. This destruction of the enemy’s force is principally effected only by means of the engagement. 3. Only great and general engagements will produce great results. 4. The results will be greatest when the engagements are united in one great battle. 5. It is only in a great battle that the general-in-chief commands in person. . . . From”


J.C. Wylie, Military Strategy: A General Theory of Power Control
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