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- File Size: 537 KB
- Print Length: 34 pages
- Publisher: Warbird Books; 2017 edition (16 Jan. 2010)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B001RCTCCC
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- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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When Sun-tzu Met Clausewitz: The OODA Loop and the Invasion of Iraq Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
What you get is an abridged introduction into the OODA - observe, orient, decide, and act - loop and how this was applied to the invasion of Iraq (primarily focused on the 1991 one). The paper is hardly a balanced account of the theory, nor is it a comparison against other copeting schools of military thought.
While an OK short introduction to the subject, you will learn similar amount on the OODA loop from public sources online, or alternatively from a more focused book on the subject.
Sadly this is one of the author's weaker attempts but at the same time do not judge his other books based on this - his Incident at Muc Wa (Go Tell the Spartans) A Story of the Vietnam War is still one of the best accounts of the early US involvement in Vietnam and he has written several others on various military subjects, which are quite interesting, too.
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This is an expanded essay by a military historian and expert on Boyd which explains the basis of Boyd's theories and how they have been applied.