Accession Number:

AD0725494

Title:

Extension of Max-Min Theory to the Sunk Investment Problem Arising in Strategic Systems Selection Decisions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1971-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The selection of strategic retaliatory systems is one of the most significant problems facing the United States today. In this report, the authors develop and solve the mathematical model for a general mix of percentage vulnerable and numerically vulnerable systems. Percentage vulnerable systems consist of mobile weapons which are difficult to locate but relatively easy to destroy once located numerically vulnerable systems are comprised of easily located fixed base weapons which are difficult to destroy. The distinguishing feature of this analysis is that it incorporates into the model the value of both the attackers and the retaliators existing weapon systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE