Accession Number : ADA293853

Title :   Stable Defence. (Panel 7 on the Defence Applications of Operational Research, Research Study Group 18 on Stable Defence).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s) : Christensen, T.

PDF Url : ADA293853

Report Date : 10 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 319

Abstract : The study addresses the implication of conventional military forces for regional stability, in particular under conditions of multipolarity. The study formulates a definition of military stability that integrates intention, risk aversion, military power, and the security need of each party within the region. The study develops a mathematical framework for analysing stability. It is used to evaluate notional conflict situations and to provide first order estimates and defensive military deficits in order to establish a stable multipolar region. In addition, the properties of military posture that might be conductive to stability are addressed by formulation of a set of explicit hypotheses. A subset of these is tested using computer simulation experiments.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *STABILITY, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, NATO, RISK, COMBAT READINESS, CONDUCTIVITY, ESTIMATES, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, DEFICIENCIES, CONFLICT, HYPOTHESES, MULTIPOLARITY.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE