Accession Number:

ADA588025

Title:

Bits or Shots in Combat? The Generalized Deitchman Model of Guerrilla Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-08-13

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

We generalize Deitchmans guerrilla warfare model to account for trade-off between intelligence bits and firepower shots Intelligent targeting leads to aimed fire absence of intelligence leads to unaimed fire, dependent on targets density. We propose a new Lanchester-type model that mixes aimed and unaimed fire, the balance between these being determined by quality of information. We derive the models conserved quantity, and use it to analyze the trade-off between investments in intelligence and in firepower - for example, in counterinsurgency operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE