Mostaghni, Michael
January 2010
Infantry;Jan-Apr2010, Vol. 99 Issue 1, p49
The article demonstrates the Bold Cycle, known as the observe, orient, decide, and act (OODA) loop. It pertains to a conceptual breakdown of American fighter pilot combat tactics, and it argues that a pilot is more vulnerable to his opponent when he reacts to a given situation. It was observed that American pilots lose the OODA loop race from the start and are easy to observe from an enemy's perspective. The process within the loop involves identifying patterns and determining the location of possible observation points (OPs).


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