Science, Strategy and war: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd download free [PDF and Ebook] by Frans P. B. Osinga

Science, Strategy and war: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd download free [PDF and Ebook] by Frans P. B. Osinga year 2007
  • Book name: Science, Strategy and war: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd
  • Author: Frans P. B. Osinga
  • Release date: 2007/10/9
  • Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780415459525
  • Rating: 7.05 of 10
  • Votes: 849
  • Review by: Colin Espinoza
  • Review rating: 7.5 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/28
  • Total pages: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called `OODA' loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of affairs and re-examines John Boyd's original contribution to strategic theory. By highlighting diverse sources that shaped Boyd's thinking, and by offering a comprehensive overview of Boyd's work, this volume demonstrates that the common interpretation of the meaning of Boyd's OODA loop concept is incomplete. It also shows that Boyd's work is much more comprehensive, richer and deeper than is generally thought. With his ideas featuring in the literature on Network Centric Warfare, a key element of the US and NATO's so-called `military transformation' programmes, as well as in the debate on Fourth Generation Warfare, Boyd continues to exert a strong influence on Western military thinking. Dr Osinga demonstrates how Boyd's work can helps us to understand the new strategic threats in the post- 9/11 world, and establishes why John Boyd should be regarded as one of the most important (post)modern strategic theorists.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H34M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Political Control & Freedoms, Military History, Military Engineering, International Relations, Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 51.38 USD
  • Dimensions: 159x235x20.32mm
  • Weight: 516g
  • Printed by: ROUTLEDGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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