Accession Number : ADA293047

Title :   Beyond the Industrial Web: Economic Synergies and Targeting Methodologies.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Rinaldi, Steven M.

PDF Url : ADA293047

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Economies are complex systems composed of a number of infrastructure elements. These elements, such as electrical grids, petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL) distribution networks, and telecommunications systems, are interconnected in a myriad of ways. As a result of this connectivity, an attack on one infrastructure element influences the others to varying degrees. When targeting an economy, an air planner must account for this connectivity and the downstream effects that naturally occur. Historically, however, air planners have overlooked the interrelated nature of a nation's infrastructure and employed reductionist targeting techniques. Typically, they split an economy into individual target sets.

Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY, *TARGETING, *ECONOMIC WARFARE, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, ECONOMICS, THESES, TARGETS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, AIR FORCE PLANNING, ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, POL STORAGE, BOMBING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Operations Research
      Fuels
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE