John Boyd and Strategic Naval Air Power

Mason, Steven
July 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2003, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p76
Conference Proceeding
U.S. Air Force Colonel John Boyd was most well known for his "Aerial Attack Study" and energy-maneuverability theory. The application of Boyd's theories could revolutionize naval air power and put naval aviation at the forefront of U.S. defense forces. While the idea of a decision cycle is not new, Boyd showed that not only can the speed and accuracy of a decision cycle be increased, but an enemy's decision cycle can be disrupted as well.


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