Accession Number : AD0758422

Title :   Optimum Allocation of Effort for Deterrence.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA NAVAL WARFARE ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Phipps,T. E. ; Karp,A. L.

Report Date : 20 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Mathematical models of optimum procurement allocation among different types of retaliatory weapons systems are examined. A distinction is drawn between so-called 'numerically vulnerable' (NV) systems (which find safety in numbers and are approximated by fixed missle bases) and 'percentage vulnerable' (PV) systems (which require the enemy to engage in a search effort to counter them). It is shown that it is generally preferable to buy a mix of PV systems and only a single optimal NV system. The models are also applicable to measure-countermeasure problems other than deterrence. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PROCUREMENT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*DETERRENCE, COUNTERMEASURES), OPTIMIZATION, VULNERABILITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, GAME THEORY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE