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Opening the Loop

A look inside the mind of John Boyd

By Maj Ian T Brown Many Marines are familiar with the name of John Boyd. Most associate Boyd with the “OODA loop,” (observation, orientation, decision, action) a decision-making cycle that

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A Manœuvre Renaissance

Overcoming the attritionist tendency

By Capt Daniel R Grazier An eccentric retired Air Force colonel accepted an invitation to speak to the students of Amphibious Warfare School class of 1979 only after the staff

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