The type and number of centers of gravity the enemy possesses will thus depend upon the degree of connectivity, or overall unity, that his forces possess.
18) Clausewitz also states that centers of gravity have a "sphere of effectiveness" and that their "advance or retreat" can have an effect "upon the rest" of the forces involved.
In Book VIII ("War Plans"), Clausewitz discusses the relevance of centers of gravity to war planning.
7) Eikmeier references that the use of the word primary is attributed to Joe Strange, Centers of Gravity and Critical Vulnerabilities: Building the Clausewitzian Foundation So That We Can All Speak the Same Language, Perspectives on Warfighting, no.
22) Eikmeier argued that leaders in World War II were not centers of gravity but were critical requirements as leaders for their respective nations and enablers for the actual centers of gravity.
In answering these questions, Vego proposes that commanders and their staffs conduct an analysis of objectives and the military situation to determine centers of gravity.
To illustrate this methodology, Godzilla will be used to determine centers of gravity for a notional Allied amphibious operation in the Pacific during World War II.
The first is to delete references to friendly and enemy centers of gravity
in figures III-4 and III-6.
3) Unfortunately, this version creates a false impression that centers of gravity are akin to sources of strength:
Instead he advised tracing the full weight (Gewicht) of an enemy force (Macht) to as few centers of gravity as possible.
In book six (Defense), Clausewitz offers a clear discussion of opposing armies as centers of gravity.
The discussion of centers of gravity in book eight is much less precise and is the source of misunderstanding for two reasons.