Complex operations

AOD Annual Symposium Sept. 25-27, 2024 – Lisbon, Portugal

Save the date! AOD’s Annual Symposium will be held in Portugal as part of the…

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Why do Militaries Fixate on Newtonian Constructs and Linear-Causal Oversimplifications of (Complex) Warfare: A Crowd-Sourcing Exercise (Part 2 of 5)

Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/why-do-militaries-fixate-on-newtonian-constructs-and-linear-causal-oversimplifications-of-complex-1c7a6daeb2a2 Militaries over the last three centuries followed suit of most…

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Why do Militaries Fixate on Newtonian Constructs and Linear-Causal Oversimplifications of (Complex) Warfare: A Crowd-Sourcing Exercise (Part 1 of 5)

Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/reconceptualizing-military-campaign-design-and-strategy-with-complexity-theory-systemic-design-and-878135aa993a Modern militaries declare without hesitation that war is complex,…

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Single Loop Thinking: Non-Reflective Military Cycles of ENDS and MEANS

Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/single-loop-thinking-non-reflective-military-cycles-of-ends-and-means-c7643fe51290 This is a section out of a recent…

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Design Facilitation 101: Using Trojan Horses to Sneak Past the Institutional Barriers for Complex Security Affairs

Original blog post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/design-facilitation-101-using-trojan-horses-to-sneak-past-the-institutional-barriers-for-complex-73f22b90e3f1 In multiple strategic planning sessions, design working…

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Holistic Professional Military Development: Growing Strategic Artists

Abstract: Professional military education is a well-established system in most modern militaries. Like all things…

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