Accession Number:

ADA239668

Title:

Representing Operational Strategies and Command-Control in the RAND strategy Assessment System (RSAS)

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Models and games used for defense analysis tend to focus on the capability of the forces involved--emphasizing the interaction of weapons systems over operational issues like strategy and command-control. This Note describes Rands approach in developing and applying a new generation of analytic tools to remedy this problem--the RAND Strategy Assessment System RSAS. The RSAS includes military-command-level decision models, called analytic war plans AWPs, to represent decisionmaking by theater commanders. Some of the dimensions of operational strategy include For the attacker, number and choice of main sectors initially and after seeing defensive reactions, reserve fraction, force ratio to be maintained on non-main sectors, and tradeoffs between achieving surprise and preparing ones own forces. For the defender, strategy dimensions include the basic defensive and command-control posture, operational strategy, reserve fraction, and the proactiveness of reserve employment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE