Accession Number : ADA187877

Title :   An Application of the MCES (Modular Command and Control Evaluation Structure)to the Political Aspects of SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McFadden, Colleen

PDF Url : ADA187877

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Chapter 2 provides a background on: Soviet contextual, ideological, and political differences as they apply to the Soviet view of deterrence; the Soviet concept, as opposed to the U.S. concept, of SDI: and Soviet political/technological responses to SDI. Chapter 3 presents the current evolution of the MCES methodology. In Chapter 4, the MCES methodology is applied to the political aspects of SDI, modifying the workshop results as necessary to incorporate the Soviet background information presented in Chapter 2. The outcome of this chapter is five MOPE's, along with three surrogate measures. Chapter 5 further develops three of the measures presented in Chapter 4, and presents a means of quantifying these measures. Chapter 6 contains conclusions and recommendations.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *POLICIES, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), MILITARY STRATEGY, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, RESPONSE, USSR, WORKSHOPS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PERCEPTION, DECISION MAKING, MILITARY STRATEGY, DETERRENCE, THESES

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE