Accession Number : ADA473765


Title :   Analysing Operational Effects (Het analyseren van operationele effecten)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : Duistermaat, M ; Vink, N ; Smeenk, B J ; Cleophas, P L ; Barbier, R R ; Gouweleeuw, R G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a473765.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : Because the effects of current missions are not easy to define and measure, there is a need for guidelines on how to determine if, and how, own operations contribute to the desired effects. The authors have set up a framework to support the analyst in determining the operational effectiveness of military units. The framework helps the analyst answer the following questions: What effects are meant to be achieved in the area of operation?; Which tasks will be performed to achieve these effects?; How can one measure if the desired effects are actually achieved?; and How can one measure if, and how, own operations have contributed to the achieved effect? Besides developing the framework, the authors have developed a case study to test the usefulness of the framework in a realistic scenario. The experiences that have been gained by using the framework in practice (Task Force Uruzgan) also are described. Finally, the authors discuss the level in the organization (from staff level to the level of small units) on which this effects-based thinking can be applied.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , *MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , *AFGHANISTAN , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , DECISION MAKING , CASE STUDIES , SAFETY , CIVILIAN POPULATION , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , POLICE , MILITARY COMMANDERS , PROTECTION , MISSIONS , SECURITY , NETHERLANDS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN)


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE