Accession Number:

ADA038515

Title:

Workshop on Asymmetries in Exploiting Technology as Related to the U. S. - Soviet Competition: Unclassified Supporting Papers.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

In May 1976, The Rand Corporation, at the request of the Director of Net Assessment, sponsored a Workshop on Asymmetries in Exploiting Technology as Related to the U.S.-Soviet Competition. This report contains four unclassified papers prepared for the workshop. The first paper discusses how the bureaucracies of three different sea powers integrated naval air into their fleets during the 1920s and 1930s. The second paper examines the interaction between the development of Army weapons systems and their tactical use, examining cases where new technologies were translated into battlefield systems. The third paper proposes that war fighting capabilities could be viewed as a production function he found that the politics and economics of the weapons development and acquisition processes undermine this notion. The fourth paper enumerates eight potential characteristics of precision-guided weapons that, if exploited, could greatly improve force effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE