The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

Carl von Clausewitz

About Carl von Clausewitz

Portrait of Carl von Clausewitz

Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz (German pronunciation: [ˌkaʁl fɔn ˈklaʊ̯zəvɪt͡s] ; 1 July 1780 – 16 November 1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the "moral" (in modern terms meaning psychological) and political aspects of waging war. His most notable work, Vom Kriege ("On War"),...

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