Carl Von Clausewitz:
Carl Von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the “moral” (meaning, in modern terms, psychological) and political aspects of war.
His most notable work, Carlar, was unfinished at his death. Key ideas discussed in On War include:
• The dialectical approach to military analysis • The methods of “critical analysis”
• The economic profit-seeking logic of commercial enterprise is equally applicable to the waging of war and negotiating for peace
• The nature of the balance-of-power mechanism • The relationship between political objectives and military objectives in war