Can Jomini and Clausewitz Coexist

Most analyses of military theorists tend to emphasize the differences that separate Jomini from Clausewitz. Are they irreconcilable, or can they coexist?

The military-theoretical traditions founded by Carl von Clausewitz and Antoine-Henri Jomini definitely had an impact on our military thinking.   Aside from their differing relationships to Napoleon, the fundamental differences between Clausewitz and Jomini are rooted in their differing concepts of the historical process and of the nature and role of military theory.   Many thoughtful observers have considered the differences between the two to be rather inconsequential and believe that the two theorists can coexist while building upon each other theories.  
Carl von Clausewitz was a professional soldier from the age of 12 to his death from Cholera--a disease he incurred on active duty--at the age of 51.   Clausewitz’s military career included many highs and lows including being captured by Napoleon in 1806 and experiencing first hand Prussia’s disastrous military humiliation.   He served as a practical field soldier, as a staff officer with political/military responsibilities at the very center of the Prussian state, and as a prominent military educator.   Soldiers before his time had written treatises on various military subjects, but none had undertaken a great philosophical examination of war on the scale of those written by Clausewitz.   He stressed the moral/psychological and political aspects of war and his theories are of interest to military strategists, historians, political scientists, business thinkers, and scientists.   He states, “War must always be subordinate to policy and serve as a means to a political end.”   In his most famous work, On War, Clausewitz describes this belief and explains how this relationship must exist in reality. At several points, Clausewitz seems to give contradictory advice concerning this relationship but if read carefully; On War explains that indeed, warfare must not exist in...