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Handbook on Ground Forces Attrition in Modern Warfare
DATA MEMORY SYSTEMS INC FAIRFAX VA HERO DIV
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The purpose of this Handbook on Ground Forces Attrition in Modern Warfare is to provide military analysts with some background information that will help them understand and analyze current combat operations and project the possible outcomes of future combat. The basis for this treatment of attrition in modern warfare is historical analysis of combat. There has been sufficient historical analysis of attrition to provide a general understanding of this important phenomenon and how it relates to combat as a whole. Most of this data pertains to US Army experience and is presented according to US Army doctrine and terminology otherwise indicated in the text, and concepts in handbook are based on contemporary US Army doctrine. HERO broadened these concepts and definitions of terms so that can be applied universally to all modern armies, allowing for some local variation. The intent is to provide general terms, policies, and experimental data which can be applied with improved understanding by military analysts to specific situations. In several instances, the handbook refers to concept findings from Quantified Judgement Model QJM. The concept of Relative Combat Effectiveness can be understood only in the context of the OJM. This handbook is not designed to provide a complete explanation of the OJM or to cover the range of combat processes. This handbook provides enough explanation to allow use of the attrition information that readers may understand the basics of the OJM, the concept of Relative Combat Effectiveness, or other aspects of modern combat
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