Accession Number:

ADA031411

Title:

Toward a Dynamic Relative Combat Power Estimator for Tacticians.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

200.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE