“It is not true the Pentagon has no strategy. It has a strategy, and once you understand what that strategy is, everything the Pentagon does makes sense. The strategy is, don’t interrupt the money flow, add to it.”
“Boyd was a strategist. He observed that wars were won by lean and agile fighters… who were able to improvise and innovate quickly as needs and opportunities arose. Bureaucracy does not support such warriors; it tries to get rid of them. William S. Lind:
“The most important element is orientation: whoever can orient more quickly to a rapidly changing situation acquires a decisive advantage because his slower opponent’s actions are too late and therefore irrelevant – as he desperately seeks convergence, he gets ever increasing divergence. At some point, he realises he can do nothing that works. That usually leads him either to panic or to give up, often while still physically largely intact.
What became of the US military has also become of their military specification defence standards. That via the Royal Navy and BSI gave us BS 5750. That spawned the ISO management standards. That through political influence has infested so many workplaces.
Military with no enemies, inspectors in an age of fairly good quality; Don’t interrupt the money flow. It’s all coalescing into zombiedom…