Accession Number:

ADA634850

Title:

Exploring Combat Models for Non-monotonicities and Remedies

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Throughout the Department of Defense DoD, analysts use Models and Simulations MS to assist decision makers in choosing among various strategic courses of action, whether or not to purchase particular weapons systems, implement programs, and so on. The cost of these weapon systems and programs can run into billions of dollars, and there is always the possibility of lives lost. Therefore, ensuring that our models are logically coherent and provide believable results is of paramount importance. Models that contain non-monotonic output may be unbelievable to decision-makers. A model is non-monotonic if adding capability to one side, while holding everything else constant, results in a less favorable outcome for that side. When a model used to decide between alternatives exhibits non-monotonic behavior, the models validity, as well as its usefullness for analysis, may come into question.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE