An Annotated Guide to Tactics
Carl von Clausewitz's Theory of the Combat
Edited and annotated by Olivia A. Garard
ABOUT THE BOOK
The philosophy on which the Marine Corps’ seminal warfighting doctrine is based rests on a tradition of professional military scholarship that reaches back to Carl von Clausewitz’s treatise On War. Clausewitz’s lesser-known and often-misunderstood Guide to Tactics, republished here for the first time as a standalone English text with critical annotations, serves as the foundation of the Marine Corps’ warfighting philosophy and provides a guide to thinking about the nature of tactics and combat for the modern warfighter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia A. Garard served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2014 to 2020. She holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, and a master of arts in war studies from King’s College London, United Kingdom. Clausewitz tends to bind her motley thoughts together.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Unlocking Guide to Tactics
Annotated Guide to Tactics, or the Theory of the Combat
Guide to Clausewitz and Selected Further Reading