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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Summary: Today’s post by Chet Richards (Colonel, USAF, retired) applies the analytical tools of strategy and tactics to American politics. At the end is a primer on grand strategy. Juan Cole (Prof History, U MI), one of our most perspicuous observers on the Middle East, ran a blog […]
Summary: FM writer Chet Richards (Colonel, USAF, retired) describes what our military refuses to see, that 4GW has become the dominate form of warfare in our age. That others are mastering it, while we spend vast sums preparing for wars that will not occur again during our lives. […]
A couple of years ago, I suggested that Involvement of allies reduces the requirement for U.S. military forces, and a show of international solidarity could alleviate the need for armed intervention. You might also raise the issue of why we’re always the ones trundling our military forces around […]
Rao responds on the blog he created to discuss ideas from the book. You may also be interested in following him at his personal blog.