Combat History Analysis Study Effort (CHASE)
Interim progress rept. Aug 1984-Jun 1985
ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD
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The Reason for Performing the Study was to carry out the initial phase of the Combat History Analysis Study Effort CHASE, whose ultimate purpose is to search for historically-based quantitative results for use in military operations research, concept formulation, wargaming, the studies and analyses. The Principal Finding of the work done during the period covered by this paper August 1984 to June 1985 is that data on historical battles can be used to discover quantitative trends and relations of potential significance to military operations research, concept formulation, wargaming, and studies and analyses. The Main Assumptions on which the CHASE Study, as well as its major phases, rests are 1 Historical battle data can be analyzed using modern statistical methods 2 Formulas are not to be complicated without good empirical evidence and 3 Long-term trends and relations can be extrapolated to future situations with a reasonable degree of confidence. Keywords Systems analysis Redundancy.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics