OODA Loop as "Magic" Triangle
the "Mobility - Security - Firepower" triangle represents the basics, or the
"trivium" of warfare, the high "Art of War" (Sun Tsu) would lack the
This is introduced with the OODA Loop (Stein 1998): Observation - Orientation -
Decision - Action. It is the guiding rule of today's "Information War" scenarios.
optimal operation, both figures can be combined. This can be visualized when we
merge them into a Pyramid. Viewed under one aspect, we see the counterbalancing
"mobility - security - firepower" tradeoffs, and viewed from the other aspect,
we have the mutually reinforcing poles of the OODA loop.