OPTIMUM SYSTEMS CHOICE FOR STRATEGIC RETALIATION: AN APPLICATION OF MAX- MIN THEORY
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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An application of the mathematical theory of max-min developed by John M. Danskin has been made to the problem of optimum systems choice for strategic retaliation. One opponent seeks to maximize his strike-second capability while the other seeks to minimize it by pre-emptive blunting. Both are subject to total-resource limitations and both are fully cognizant of each others systems options. The present report 1 reviews the mathematical model and its solution 2 discusses the problem of parameter evaluation 3 describes preliminary results obtained from sample calculations with semi- realistic parameter values 4 undertakes the beginnings of a parametric sensitivity analysis and 5 examines limitations of the model.
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