The Children’s Illustrated Clausewitz

No I am not kidding. The children’s illustrated “On War”.

Parts are rather good. Sun Tzu next?

Guten Morgen, Class! For our first lesson, we will talk about what war is, why we go to war, what we get from war, what some of its primary characteristics are, and a little of what it takes to be successful in war.

War is the use of force – Yes, Otter?

– What’s ‘force’ mean?

Violence, threat of violence, physical advance on territory, etc. – use of force to make the enemy do our will, to make him do what we want him to do. The aim is to disarm the enemy, to

– Yes, Otter?

– What’s ‘disarm’ mean?

It is to make it so he cannot strike back at us. In war, you place your effort against the enemy’s resistance

– Yes, Otter?

– What’s ‘resistance’ mean?