Accession Number : AD0877915

Title :   Game-Theoretic Analysis of Military Operations - Description of the Battlefield Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA NAVAL WARFARE RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Chaiken, Paul D.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : The tactics and strategies of military operations were analyzed for the purpose of constructing a set of logical functions which, when integrated over the forces deployed on the battlefield or theater of operations, result in a quantitative definition of the particular military operation under consideration. The model can be used in either the tactical (MILITAC) or the strategic (MILISTRAC) mode. A tactical problem of strategic force deployment is illustrated to indicate the logical constructs necessary to define a scenario having both strategic and tactical elements of military operations. Other examples and their corresponding logic are discussed. These include guerrilla operations, remote area operations, and amphibious operations. The design of the computer program is described and flowcharts of the main program and subroutines are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY OPERATIONS, WAR GAMES), (*TACTICAL WARFARE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*STRATEGIC WARFARE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS, GUERRILLA WARFARE, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, CLOSE SUPPORT, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE, GAME THEORY, COUNTERINSURGENCY, GUNNERY, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE