Accession Number : ADA186009

Title :   The Analysis of Societal Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Briggs, Kevin G

PDF Url : ADA186009

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : This thesis develops an adaptive structure for analyzing problems involving sociotechnical systems in the context of societal warfare. The structure, called the Modular Analysis Process (MAP), has been designed to help solve problems that require policy and/or systems analysis approaches to evaluate. The MAP can be used to analyze the impact of alternative designs on a complex system's architecture, (say, to its doctrines, machines, procedures, organizational structure, etcetera), in relationship to a scenario and mission. The MAP helps the analyst to efficiently develop cost-effective solutions to problems. Most of this thesis examples pertain either to the area of command and control (C2) above the theater command level or to strategic C2.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, ARCHITECTURE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DOCTRINE, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIOLOGY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SYSTEMS APPROACH, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, WARFARE, POLICIES, STRATEGIC WARFARE, USSR, PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION MAKING, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE