Accession Number : ADA298124

Title :   Personnel Attrition Rates in Historical Land Combat Operations. Some Empirical Relations among Force Sizes, Battle Durations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 94-Feb 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Helmbold, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA298124

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : This paper uses historical data to develop some of the empirical relationships connecting the number of total battle casualties (TBC) to force sizes and battle durations. Here TBC is defined to be the sum of the killed in action (KIA), wounded in action (WIA), and captured or missing in action (CMIA). Because these relations may be affected by battle date, long-term trends with respect to battle date are also included.

Descriptors :   *ATTRITION, *CASUALTIES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, LAND WARFARE, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), RATES, TIME, HISTORY, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, BATTLES.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE