Robert Corams biography of John Boyd
has fuelled my interest in Boyd, OODA loops, military strategies and
Fourth Generation warfare. This will come as no surprise to those of
you who know that I always list John Robbs Global Guerillas as one of my favorite blogs. (Well, a blogger has to have some hobbies).
Boyd is considered one of the most brilliant strategists of the recent era and I highly recommend Corams book about him.
The good news is that Boyd, now deceased, has a number of colleagues who carry on his tradition. I think that you have to be up to speed on these matters to have a chance of trying to understand our modern world.
A week or so ago, I was talking with a former cop about the recent
Cessna incident in Washington, DC air space. No matter how we tried to
put some kind of positive gloss on that incident, we failed, and I
walked away from the conversation feeling a bit more pessimistic.
William Linds essay, Of Cabbages and Kings,
helps me understand why the incident and the response to it is
disturbing. Lind is one of Boyds proteges. As we approach Memorial
Day, you might want to set aside a few minutes to read Linds essay. [DennisKennedy.blog]