Summary: Guest author Mike Few looks at America's broken observation-orientation-decision-action loop, and proposes a three-program for reform. Tell Me How This Ends: Restoring American Power in the 21st Century By Mike Few Many posts on the FM website speak extensively about America’s Decline and broken OODA Loops. If his assessments are accurate, then what … Continue reading Tell Me How This Ends: Restoring American Power in the 21st Century
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?
Summary: I've written thousands of words about America's broken Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action (OODA) loop. Here we have examples of broken observation & orientation in action. These are the mechanisms that prevent us from seeing the world clearly, a precondition for acting effectively. The comment section is open for analysis of this problem. How did we come to … Continue reading Examples of America’s broken vision. Here’s why we cannot clearly see our world.
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