Book Discussion on Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Mr. Coram talked about his book Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War, published by Little, Brown and Company. The… read more
Mr. Coram talked about his book Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War, published by Little, Brown and Company. The late Colonel John Boyd, United States Air Force, began his career as a supremely proficient fighter pilot in the Korean War, after which he went on to develop the concept of energy maneuvering that has been the basis for fighter tactics and designs for 30 years. He proceeded militantly to advocate simpler fighter designs and attracted a group of like-minded civilian and uniformed reformers. After his retirement, he developed strategic concepts based on the velocity of attack. On the personal front, Boyd, the product of a dysfunctional family, generated another, and his abrasive personality led him to have a turbulent career. Film clips were also shown. close
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