Naval War College Review


Jeff Shaw


“The principle of aiming everything at the enemy’s center of gravity admits of only one exception—that is, when sec- ondary operations look exceptionally rewarding.” This classic dictum, given to us by the great military theorist Carl von Clausewitz, provides the impetus behind this book. Originally conceived as a case study for inclusion in the Strategy and Policy curriculum at the U.S. Naval War College, this historical work covers the operations in Norway during the spring of 1940, one of the most overlooked campaigns of the Sec- ond World War.