Clausewitz sought to explain war; to give us a theory so that we could understand among other things why wars differ; why their courses are unpredictable; what factors are most important and why.
King, James E.
"On Clausewitz: Master Theorist of War,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 30
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol30/iss4/3