Accession Number : ADA288625

Title :   Analysis of Special Operations Forces in Decision Aids: Current Shortfalls.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Pirnie, Bruce ; Harrell, Margaret C.

PDF Url : ADA288625

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, analytic agencies supporting the Service staffs, and military educational institutions support the defense planning, programming, and budgeting process with a variety of automated decision aids. Based on a survey of these organizations, we conclude that currently used decision aids cover Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions inadequately: Counterterrorism is not covered. Special reconnaissance is partially covered by some models, except that beach reconnaissance is only scripted. Direct action is partially covered by some models, except that recovery of personnel and material is not covered. Unconventional warfare is not covered. Foreign internal defense is partially covered by two models offering extremely different perspectives.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, RECOVERY, AUTOMATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FOREIGN, INTERNAL, PERSONNEL, BUDGETS, DECISION AIDS, SPECIAL FORCES, RECONNAISSANCE, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, BEACHES, COUNTERTERRORISM, SHORTAGES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE