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Air University Press releases "A Discourse on Winning and Losing’

Edited and compiled by Grant T. Hammond, “A Discourse on Winning and Losing” is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. 
A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy, including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence. (Courtesy Photo, Air University Press)

Edited and compiled by Grant T. Hammond, “A Discourse on Winning and Losing” is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy, including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence. (Courtesy Photo, Air University Press)

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Edited and compiled by Grant T. Hammond, "A Discourse on Winning and Losing" is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing.

A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy, including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence.

Boyd’s ideas have influenced the military as well as business, politics and education. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich stated that Boyd “changed American military doctrine and made Desert Storm possible,” while former defense secretary James Schlesinger remarked that “the military services should welcome more people like Colonel John Boyd.”

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