Accession Number : AD0612921

Title :   PROBLEMS OF FORCE POSTURE EVALUATION,

Descriptive Note : Revised ed.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McGarvey,David

Report Date : 30 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Methods of computation and reporting of results are utilized which provide the decision maker or evaluater with synthetic experience in central war. By emphasizing flexible methods which lend themselves to quick computation, the user can ask questions of the model, test out particular hypotheses or doctrines that seem important, and explore the effects of unpredictables. In order that the user will understand the 'why' of the computations and have an understanding of the significance of the assumptions and results, transparent computational methods were emphasized. When necessary, the aggregated calculations were backed up by more detailed computation of some facets (selective focusing). It is claimed that the resultant model and its utilization do not mislead. It was useful in developing an understanding of the over-all implications of various strategic doctrines and force posture decisions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WARFARE, GAME THEORY), (*GAME THEORY, WARFARE), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DECISION THEORY, STRATEGIC WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, CASUALTIES, FALLOUT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE