JOHN BOYD, IRAQ AND THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY
In the April issue of The Atlantic Monthly
, James Fallows draws attention to the followers of strategist John Boyd
- Chet Richards, G.I. Wilson
and Greg Wilcox
- who maintain the excellent site Defense and the National Interest
. Specifically, Fallows recommends reading their " Fourth Generation Warfare and OODA Loop: Implications of the Iraqi Insurgency"
The thrust of the Fallows piece is adopting a culturally coherent counterinsurgency strategy for the United States in Iraq. Much of it includes advice the Bush administration should have been following a year ago and seems to belatedly be adopting some of today.