Accession Number:

ADA492510

Title:

Destabilization of Adversarial Organizations with Strategic Interventions

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA INST OF SOFTWARE RESEARCH INTERNAT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

276.0

Abstract:

Destabilization of adversarial organizations is crucial to combating terrorism. The adversarial organizations are complex adaptive systems, which include different types of entities and links to perform complex tasks and evolve over-time to adapt to changing situations. Both the complexity and the adaptivity of the adversary make it difficult for friendly forces to destabilize the adversary and to damage the performance of the adversarys organization. The commander desires to identify the terrorists command structure, key leader assess their capability and identify weaknesses current technologies do not support these desires. At best, the commander might know historic activities, and most of the web of connections among known terrorists.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE