Accession Number:

AD0758422

Title:

Optimum Allocation of Effort for Deterrence

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States

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Report Date:

1962-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Mathematical models of optimum procurement allocation among different types of retaliatory weapons systems are examined. A distinction is drawn between so-called numerically vulnerable NV systems which find safety in numbers and are approximated by fixed missle bases and percentage vulnerable PV systems which require the enemy to engage in a search effort to counter them. It is shown that it is generally preferable to buy a mix of PV systems and only a single optimal NV system. The models are also applicable to measure-countermeasure problems other than deterrence.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE