Accession Number : ADA293876

Title :   A Methodology for Evaluating Military Systems in a Counterproliferation Role.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Stafira, Stanley, Jr

PDF Url : ADA293876

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This thesis develops a methodology to evaluate how dissimilar military systems support the accomplishment of the United States? counterproliferation objectives. The overall scope is to develop a model of the counterproliferation decision process that enables systems to be evaluated against common criteria. By using decision analysis, a influence diagram model is developed which represents military activities in the counterproliferation process. The key questions which must be asked in evaluating counterproliferation systems are highlighted. An analysis of perfect intelligence, perfect defensive, and perfect offensive systems reveal that a perfect intelligence system provides the greatest potential to meet the United States' counterproliferation objectives. Sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine which factors in the model are mode important. To demonstrate the model, nine systems from the Air Force wargame Vulcan's Forge 1995 are evaluated. The results are used to demonstrate the type of analysis which can be performed to evaluate U.S. counterproliferation systems.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, THESES, DECISION THEORY, DIAGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE