Unfortunately, recent military Design doctrine, terminology, and current practices attempt to „salami slice‟ Design logic into the preferred traditional military methodology. Our Design doctrine does precisely this, and it makes complete sense that our military is frustrated with how to apply „doctrinal Design‟ in practice, education, and discourse. Perhaps the military might consider reversing this process — Small Wars Journal
Major Ben Zweibelson provides a critique of recent military efforts to apply design thinking. He notes the difference between military planning logic and design methodologies. Mjr. Zweibelson then offers some recommendations on how the military could revise their current system of logic in order to better address the increasing complexity of the 21st century.