Toward a Dynamic Relative Combat Power Estimator for Tacticians.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS
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Economic and political trends over the last several years have combined to make available combat power a truly scarce resource in this nation, perhaps for the first time since World War 2. The trend toward increasing resource constraints can be expected to continue, and to result in an increasing need for precise allocation of combat power. The U.S. Army currently has no quantitative tool to assist the tactician in estimating combat power needs. This study develops and tests a relative combat power estimator based on models and methodologies currently in use in the combat developments community. The estimator shows validity when tested against historical cases, sensitivity to most combat multipliers, and feasibility for useful refinement and extension.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics