Accession Number:

ADA488291

Title:

Gaps, Tools, and Evaluation Methodologies for Analyzing Irregular Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION) ARLINGTON VA SIMULATION ANALYSIS CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Different analysis techniques of Irregular Warfare needed Modeling and Simulation necessary for analysis of Course of Action and Resource Allocation Conventional Warfare models use simple physics equations to back decisions on courses of action and resource allocation -Simple equations tell us, n airplanes are needed against m tanks -They can not tell us, n civil affairs officers are needed against m priests -But we still need to back our decisions Irregular Warfare models should incorporate complex social phenomena like legitimacy and influence to guide our decisions -Social Science, not Physics, speaks to these subjects -Different modeling techniques are needed to represent human phenomena

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Operations Research
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE