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Author Connable, Ben, author.

Title Modeling, simulation, and operations analysis in Afghanistan and Iraq : operational vignettes, lessons learned, and a survey of selected efforts / Ben Connable, Walter L. Perry, Abby Doll, Natasha Lander, Dan Madden.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 167 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Rand Corporation research report series ; RR-382-OSD
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-382-OSD.
Note "National Defense Research Institute."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-167).
Contents Introduction -- Decision issues and analysis in COIN and IW literature -- Support to force protection decisions -- Support to logistics decisions -- Support to campaign assessment decisions -- Support to force structuring -- Conclusions, findings, and recommendations.
Summary RAND conducted a lessons learned examination of operations analysis, modeling, and simulation in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. This report identifies ways in which analysts have attempted to support commanders' decisions in counterinsurgency and irregular warfare, describes many of the models and tools they employed, provides insight into the challenges they faced, and suggests ways in which the application of modeling, simulation, and analysis might be improved for current and future operations. RAND identified four broad categories of decisions: force protection, logistics, campaign assessment, and force structuring. Modeling, simulation, and analysis were most effective in supporting force protection and logistics decisions, and least effective in supporting campaign assessment and force structuring.
Note Online resource; title from PDF caption (RAND, viewed February 11, 2014).
Subject Counterinsurgency -- United States -- Simulation methods -- Evaluation.
Irregular warfare -- United States -- Simulation methods -- Evaluation.
Soldiers -- Protection -- United States -- Simulation methods -- Evaluation.
Logistics -- Simulation methods -- Evaluation.
Military planning -- United States -- Simulation methods -- Evaluation.
Decision making -- United States -- Simulation methods -- Evaluation.
Operations research.
COMPUTERS -- Data Modeling & Design.
Operations research. (OCoLC)fst01046387
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military Science - General.
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), issuing body.
Rand Corporation, publisher.
Other Form: Print version: Connable, Ben. Modeling, simulation, and operations analysis in Afghanistan and Iraq. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2014] 9780833082114 (OCoLC)866996440
ISBN 9780833084705 (electronic bk.)
0833084704 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060835422
GBVCP 1008660906

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