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The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War

The Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War (Hardback)

By Robinson, Stephen

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    7 Apr 21

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.
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ISBN 9781925820348
Published AU 7 Apr 2021
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781925820348
Stock Release date is 7 April 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Published 7 Apr 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Robinson, Stephen
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Military History
Theory Of Warfare & Military Science
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade