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The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security


Publisher:Smithsonian Books



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2004-8-1 Pages: 234 Publisher: Random House The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformedAmerican military policy and practice A first-rate fighter pilotand a self-taught scholar. he wrote the first manual. on jet aerialcombat; spearheaded the design of both of the Air Forces premierfighters. the F-15 and the F-16; and shaped the tactics that savedlives during the Vietnam War and the strategies that won the GulfWar Many of Americas best-known military. and political leadersconsulted Boyd on matters of technology. strategy. andtheory.In The Mind of War. Grant T. Hammond offers the first completeportrait of John Boyd. his groundbreaking ideas. and his enduringlegacy. Based on extensive interviews with Boyd and those who knewhim as well as on a close analysis of Boyds briefings. thisintellectual biography brings the work of a...

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