Announcement: Roundtable on Osinga’s Science, Strategy and War


On Monday, February 4th, Chicago Boyz will be hosting a blogging roundtable on Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd by Colonel Frans P. Osinga. Slightly over ten years since his death, the influential strategist and iconoclastic USAF Colonel John Boyd remains a subject of controversy despite the fact that (or more likely, because) many of his ideas impacted and informed military “transformation”, Network-centric Operations and the theory of 4th Generation Warfare.

The full introductory post will be made on Monday but I am pleased to say that we have a very strong stable of reviewers and that the author, Dr. Osinga, has agreed to participate in the discussion.
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5 thoughts on “Announcement: Roundtable on Osinga’s <em>Science, Strategy and War</em>”

  1. Amazing! As a Dutch student in the US reading this part of the blogosphere, I was very happy to see a high quality product produced by a fellow countryman; and now even a roundtable. I’ve only read the summary of his thesis in Dutch though. I wonder how many Dutch people read this blog..

  2. Hi Ralph,

    Hmmm…well…you and Frans will make at least two. :O) Seriously, if the roundtable makes it’s way into the Dutch blogosphere, that would be fantastic.

    Incidentally, I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Osinga’s ppt presentation last summer and meeting him briefly – not certain if the slides are available at the DNI site but I’ll check to see if there are any links so those who have not read the book can get a quick overview on Monday.

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