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By Michael Looney

The conflict of the Bulge is a wrestle and tour-of-duty biography approximately First Lt. George W. Looney, a ahead artillery observer within the 196th U.S. box Artillery. George Looney by no means advised a person his tale after he got here domestic from the warfare in 1945. utilizing his own notes and records, his son Michael Looney has written a desirable ebook on his father's reports. On December 17, 1944, George all started calling the 196th's artillery hearth at the attacking Germans. Little did he recognize the attackers have been Joachim Pieper's SS Blow Torch Battalion. Hitler ordered Pieper to take the crossroads and different roads within the Hofen region in any respect expenditures. George Looney stopped them with 4 days of approximately nonstop artillery hearth by means of himself. He was once secure in his third-story condominium window via a wide American infantry battalion. A riveting tale, significantly illustrated with George's personal pictures, maps, and various unseen conflict of the Bulge strive against images.

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Consequently, to provide a better understanding of the strengths and limits of Clausewitz’s ‘Wondrous Trinity’ I have divided the three constituents of the concept into three chapters, each assessing the different elements within the concept. As the Trinity was intended to display the interplay of hostility, chance, and reason (policy), splitting the concept into constituent parts is somewhat unnatural. htm, (2007), 10 (accessed 11 July 2009). 71 Peter Paret, ‘Clausewitz’s Politics’, Understanding War: Essays on Clausewitz and the History of Military Power (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993), 167–77.

Case – No. IT – 95-5/18. 61 Mary Kaldor, New and Old Wars, 31. 62 Alternative explanations now locate ‘elite predation’ as a major causal motivation for war. See, for example: Gordy, Eric, The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destructions of Alternatives (Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999). Introduction 21 When the new war writers analysed the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Caucasus and throughout Africa during the 1990s, they appeared to have found the verification to substantiate their claim that conflict in the contemporary world was undergoing transformational change.

115. 36 Clausewitz’s Timeless Trinity dogmatism of his generation, shunning the proscriptive markers that many believe he represents. 43 Rather disdainfully, Clausewitz comments on his own decision to write his tome that: Perhaps it would not be impossible to write a systematic theory of war, full of intelligence and substance; but the theories we presently possess are very different. 44 Although On War has regularly been misunderstood – viewed and condemned for its ostensible rationalist message regarding the relationship between politics and war – Clausewitz recoiled from the prescriptions of his contemporary theorists.

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