26 Feb 2022

John Boyd on Patterns of Conflict and the OODA Loop

John Boyd studied. He studied fighter pilot tactics, studied aeronautical engineering, studied bureaucrats and how to avoid their traps, studied evolution and biology, and studied history. And Boyd synthesized in a way that only a real practitioner of war could to produce a briefing called Patterns of Conflict that is still having a big impact on the world today.

This post summarizes some key points worth reflecting on as the world views and reacts to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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