Thursday, March 23, 2006

Boyd's influence in first Iraq war

I was watching the TV a week or two back and caught the last few minutes of a documentary on John Boyd on the military channel. It was apparently part of a series on legendary pilots. I wrote briefly about John Boyd's OODA loops a year ago. A book on the subject can be found here.

I was amazed to hear at the end of the show that Boyd had influenced Dick Cheney and that Cheney rejected the original plan of attack for the first Gulf War. The famous "left hook" plan was the result of Cheney's demand for a new plan that employed Boyd's principles.


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