Steven Metz, Chairman of the Regional Strategy Department of the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, noted in a tweet a few days ago that "Ten plus years and people are still trying to pound the round peg of terrorism into the square hole of war." Which got me thinking, again, and this is a … Continue reading Wither war? The View from the Mindshaft
Summary: Analysis of America on the FM website talk about broken Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action (OODA) Loops. But what does this description mean? What are the consequences? Here's the second of a series by Chet Richards (Colonel, USAF, retired) explaining this important subject. In the last post, I ruminated on what a broken OODA loop is. But … Continue reading How OODA loops break
In a comment to an earlier post, Duncan Kinder had suggested that: Broken OODA loop = madness. This got me to thinking about what a "broken OODA loop" might be. Could Kinder be right? [Readers not familiar with the concept might want to glance over "Boyd's Real OODA Loop," available from the Articles page at … Continue reading What does a “broken OODA loop” look like?
Fabius mentions our broken OODA loops from time to time. Here's guide for the perplexed. Don't feel bad. It took Boyd a while, too. A big part of his problem was that he was using the OODA loop concept to do three things: Control our actions in the midst of whatever we're doing now, an … Continue reading The lowdown on OODA Loops
Summary: Why do Americans oppose the the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) while supporting so many of its provisions? What does this tell us about America? Today Chet Richards “asks the mineshaft” for answers. It's a community exercise, from the German Gemeinschaft (see Wikipedia). Please post your views in the comments! . Contents The oddity of … Continue reading Affordable Care Act down the mindshaft: asking what it reveals about us