This book, first published in 1981, offers a critical review of the techniques of mathematical modelling and their appropriate application to military operations research – the analysis of data (historical data, exercise and test results, and intelligence) in preparation for war. The virtues of sophistication via simplicity, and the beauty of the artful finesse, emerge as the signature of successful modelling.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Costing: Life Cycle Cost Models 3. Strategic Mobility 4. Modeling Strategic Bomber Penetration 5. The Theater Tactical Air Campaign 6. The Theater-Level Limited War 7. Strategic Nuclear Exchange Models 8. Phoenix – After the Holocaust: Is Recovery Possible? 9. Epilogue
Francis P. Hoeber