A Discussion of Land Combat Models: Their Characteristics and a Methodology for Illuminating Their Attributes.
Final rept. 16 Sep 74-31 Dec 75,
R AND D ASSOCIATES MARINA DEL REY CALIF
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This report presents the results of work undertaken to identify and describe land combat simulation models applicable for evaluating the use of tactical nuclear weapons. Part I of the report discusses the primary kinds of land combat models that have been developed, identifies the types best suited for sensitivity and tradeoff analyses of mixed conventional and tactical nuclear combat, and describes three specific models which are appropriate for such studies. Part II of the report develops a generalized methodology for describing in a concise and convenient format, the basic attributes, capabilities and limitations of such models. This methodology is applied to five land combat models of varying scope, including the three models selected in Part I, to illustrate its utility for delineating models and identifying their particular capabilities.
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