Thursday, July 15, 2004

The Atlantic | February 2002 | Councils of War | Fallows


The Atlantic | February 2002 | Councils of War | Fallows: "Air Force colonel John Boyd attracted adherents, especially in the Marine Corps, with his view that 'fast feedback' loops were the key to military success. That is, the army that could observe and react to its opponents' movements the fastest would be the most likely to prevail. A young Marine captain named G. I. Wilson drew from Boyd's work the idea that the military should look for information as widely as possible. 'It takes both unclassified open source resources and classified intelligence to win in today's information age,' Wilson wrote in the Marine Corps Gazette in 1995, with Major Frank Bunkers.

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