In this section, we present a series of short essays that discuss select anecdotes and insights from the life of R. V. Jones, the mastermind of British scientific intelligence during World War II. Dr. Jones’ exploits remain some of the best examples of artful, competitive thinking available to modern analysts, decision makers, and red teamers. Yes, it’s been 70 years since he applied his uncommon mind to the so-called “battle of the beams,” but his insights remain topical and timely. We add to this series periodically.
12. Trust and Time
10. Rocket FUD