Publications

Design Theory and the Military’s Understanding of our Complex World

Author: Ben Zweibelson Author’s Note: Before readers pull their hair out in frustration at yet another…

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Applications of Complex Systems to Operational Design

Author: Alex Ryan Abstract: Simon distinguished between the declarative logic of the natural sciences, concerned…

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Military Applications of Complex Systems

Author: Alex Ryan Abstract: This chapter presents the science of complex systems that had a significant…

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Incompatible Systems of Logic: Why Design Should Integrate the Mechanistic, Reductionist, and Linear Logic of Military Detailed Planning

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To Design or Not to Design: In Conclusion

Author: Ben Zweibelson Introduction Excerpt: Is Design a necessary methodology for the U.S. Army? By codifying…

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To Design or Not to Design (Part Five): Doctrine and Design: How Analogies and Design Theory Resist the Military Ritual of Codification

Author: Ben Zweibelson Editor’s Note: This essay is part five of a six part series on…

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