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: America can develop a sound grand strategy, if only we clearly see the path we're now on. Perhaps an analogy from history can help. 'What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it? --- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Colin Powell (chairman of the Joint … Continue reading Are we following in the footsteps of Athens? Let’s leave the path before we come to the same end.
Summary: What is the face of America, the image we present to the world? In many of the key areas we're conducting a massive effort to re-brand America. Perhaps still as a force for order, but as a dark force. The image we project to the world is an important aspect of our grand strategy. … Continue reading The biggest re-branding exercise in the history of the world