Accession Number:

AD0731868

Title:

Measurement and Selection of Defense,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The paper suggests a measure of the value of defense namely, reduction in the cost of repairing or replacing capital items subjected to attack. Using this measure, a decision rule is advanced that allows calculation of how much resource to devote to defense. The suggested decision rule is argued to be superior to two alternatives a budget rule that maximizes defense subject to a budget constraint, and a requirements rule that minimizes cost subject to a required level of defense. The practical use of the suggested decision rule is discussed and some possible applications given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE