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Science, strategy and war : the strategic theory of John Boyd

Science, strategy and war : the strategic theory of John Boyd

Author: Frans P B Osinga
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Cass series--strategy and history, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called 'OODA' loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of affairs and re-examines John Boyd's original contribution to strategic theory. By highlighting diverse sources that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Osinga, Frans P.B.
Science, strategy and war.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
Named Person: John Boyd; John Boyd; John (Soldat) Boyd
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frans P B Osinga
ISBN: 0415371031 9780415371032 0203088867 9780203088869 9780415459525 0415459524
OCLC Number: 67773991
Description: x, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The seeds of a theory and the fertile soil --
Science : Boyd's fountain --
Completing the shift --
Core arguments --
Exploration and refinement --
Completing the loop.
Series Title: Cass series--strategy and history, 18.
Responsibility: Frans P.B. Osinga.
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By highlighting diverse sources that shaped Boyd's thinking, and by offering a comprehensive overview of his work, this volume demonstrates that the common interpretation of the meaning of Boyd's  Read more...


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If you have any interest in war, this is a book your library cannot do without. Just as America cannot do without John Boyd's ideas, although our military has not yet figured that out.William Lind, Read more...

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