Accession Number:

AD0647838

Title:

Human Factors in Tactical Nuclear Combat

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This presentation summarizes information in HumRRO Technical Report 65-2, AD-463 787 which contains the results of a study undertaken as a Technical Advisory Service project upon request of the U. S. Army Combat Developments Command. The purpose of the study was to provide bases for predicting human behavior in nuclear warfare, the probable behavior of civilians as well as the probable effectiveness of soldiers. This research includes an analysis of social, psychological, military, and training factors of particular significance for nuclear combat. In addition, a model was developed for adjusting casualty rates, based on psychological factors, for use in war gaming. The study was completed and reported to USACDC in September 1964.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE