Analytic Model of Border Control
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The description is given of an analytic model of border control that interrelates a number of the principal factors in problems of infiltration, invasion, and insurgency. The basic model reflects geopolitical and economic as well as military and technical aspects, and provides some insight into their complex relationships. In particular, it treats the situation in which not only guerrillas and their opponents are active in an area, but in addition, infiltration or exfiltration occurs along stretches of national borders or other lines of defense. Computerized versions of the model permit the ready investigation of specific situations, the rapid testing of new concepts with respect to their probable effects under various contingencies, and the development of quantitative sensitivity analysis of candidate border security systems and programs.
- Unconventional Warfare