Complexity theories indeed do apply to war, and Clausewitz’s theories were the first to grapple with them. War is nonlinear, but the parallels between war and complexity science, and between complexity science and Clausewitz, do not stop with nonlinearity. Clausewitz’s theory of war does not just allude to complexity; rather, complexity is at its very core.
Friedman, B. A.
"War Is the Storm—Clausewitz, Chaos, and Complex War Studies,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 75:
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