Focus Paper 1 - What Is Unique About Small Scale Contingency (SSC) Analysis?
DEFENCE EVALUATION AND RESEARCH AGENCY FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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This paper has been commissioned by the NATO SAS-027 group that was recently established to examine the analysis of Small Scale Contingencies SSC. The aim of the paper is to identify the differences between SSC analysis and existing operational research activities. For reference SSC are characterized as low density low military casualty operations involving 100,000 personnel or less. Peacekeeping peace enforcement humanitarian aid, counter-insurgency military aid to civil authorities and national evacuation operations are examples of SSC. For the basis of this paper SSC analysis is compared directly with the analysis of Major Theatre War MTW. MTW are characterized as high density, high intensity war-fighting operations involving 100,000 or more personnel with the potential to generate significant casualties. It is also important to note that SSC may be considerably more protracted than MTW operations. The paper is split into the following topics 1 Foundations 2 Stakeholders 3 Measures of effectiveness 4 Scenarios 5 Techniques 6 Data 7 The future of SSC analysis
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