By Robinson, Stephen
From the author of Panzer Commander Hermann Balck and False Flags comes The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War. From a potentially disastrous plan to defend Western Europe from a feared Soviet invasion in the 1980s, to the catastrophic decisions made in Iraq ...and Afghanistan after 2001, John Boyd's Maneuver Warfare theory has had catastrophic consequences since its early inception in the early 1970s. In this in-depth military history, highly acclaimed military historian, Stephen Robinson details the Maneuver Warfare revolution that has taken over the American military and changed the state of warfare in the western world. With its claims that victory is won by the side which transitions through 'decision cycles' faster than the enemy, Manuever Warfare has inherently corrupted the art of war, as misinformation has taken root in the armed forces following the American defeat in Vietnam. Boyd claimed in his theory that enemies' ability to react could effectively become paralysed, with a rapid defeat mentally checkmating them with minimal violence. Traumatised by the Vietnam War, the US military began this revolution, and a military indoctrination occurred. The Blind Strategist aims to separate fact from fiction, finding the reality behind the myths of Maneuver Warfare with an evidence-based investigation every American military history buff should read.Read more
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Stephen Robinson has a First Class degree in Asian history and politics and has graduated from Australian Command and Staff College. He has worked at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, as a policy officer in the Department of Defence, and has now written three books about the art of war.
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