Mahan integrates and synthesizes Jomini’s work with his own; Corbett uses Clausewitz’s On War as a heuristic point of departure. Mahan, in his own words, remains loyal to Jomini’s ideas. In contrast, Corbett, although inspired by On War, develops ideas different from and sometimes contradictory to those of Clausewitz.
Handel, Michael I.
"Corbett, Clausewitz, and Sun Tzu,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 53
, Article 9.
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