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Military Reform Websites

The Defense and the National Interest (DNI) website was established to preserve John Boyd’s and other military reformers work. 

Find extensive links on Boyd’s work here and here.

The Wikipedia entry on Boyd contains numerous useful links on his work and biographies.

Find an informative, short summation of Boyd’s career in Chuck Spinney’s article on his life.


Among the John Boyd videos on YouTube are sections of his lecture on “The Conceptual Spiral” in eight parts:
•    Part 1    
•    Part 2    
•    Part 3   
•    Part 4    
•    Part 5    
•    Part 6    
•    Part 7    
•    Part 8    

Boyd on the F-15.    

Boyd on doctrine.    


Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney’s website containing his decades of reports from inside the Pentagon and years of his “Blasters.” 

Chuck Spinney’s earlier “blasters”

Major Donald Vandergriff’s (Army, ret.) newer and earlier work on military leadership, ethics, training and more.

Col. Chet Richard’s (USAF, ret) explanations of, elaborations on , excursions from John Boyd’s work and more. 

Col. G.I. Wilson’s (USMC, ret.) addresses the human dimension

William S. Lind has been writing about military reform for decades; many of his materials are at the “Defense and the National Interest”  website and elsewhere.

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