Retired Marine officer and National Defense University research fellow Frank Hoffman’s Mars Adapting is, first and foremost, a work of military theory. Hoffman initially achieved notoriety for his work and briefs about something he characterized as hybrid or compound warfare, since popularized alongside the rise in interest in gray-zone conflict. This book’s major contribution is similarly theoretical, but in the area of institutional learning, not modalities of war. Hoffman argues “for greater consideration of Organizational Learning Theory [OLT] to establish an analytical framework.”
Kuehn, John T. and Hoffman, Frank G.
"Review Essay—Adaptation and the School of War: "Mars Adapting: Military Change during War","
Naval War College Review: Vol. 74
, Article 12.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol74/iss4/12