OR, Defence and Security

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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OR, Defence and Security presents eleven papers, originally published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society and the Journal of Simulation, which exemplify important themes and topics in Operational Research (OR), as applied to modern-day defense and security issues. Topics range from frontline OR in a peace-support operation to new developments in combat modelling, and from the logistics of overseas intervention to defence planning at the top level. Also included are examples of applications addressing insurgency and terrorism. Edited by Dr Roger A. Forder, who had a distinguished career in OR in the UK Ministry of Defence, he has also written an authoritative introductory chapter which sets the papers in the context of the global strategic environment as it has evolved since the end of the Cold War.

The OR Essentials series presents a unique cross-section of high quality research work fundamental to understanding contemporary issues and research in across a range of Operational Research (OR) topics. It brings together some of the best research papers from the esteemed Operational Research Society and its associated journals, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Author Biography

Roger Forder formerly worked for the UK Ministry of Defence.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Robert Forder
2. Providing Operational Analysis to a Peace Support Operation: the Kosovo Experience; M.R Neighbour, P. Bailey, M. Hawthorn, C. Lensing, H. Robson, S. Smith and B. Zimmerman
3. Validation of the Mission-based Approach to Representing Command and Control in Simulation Models of Conflict; J. Moffat, I. Campbell and P. Glover
4. The Hybrid War Model: a Complex Adaptive Model of Complex Urban Conflict; James Moffat, Michael Bathe and Lorna Frewer
5. Incorporating Fractal Concepts into Equations of Attrition for Military Conflicts; G.C. McIntosh and M.K. Lauren
6. When Lanchester Met Richardson, the Outcome was Stalemate: a Parable for Mathematical Models of Insurgency; Niall J MacKay
7. The Value of Information to Decision Makers: an Experimental Approach Using Card-based Decision Gaming; J. Medhurst, I.M. Stanton, H. Bird and A. Berry
8. Canadian Forces Global Reach Support Hubs: Facility Location and Aircraft Routing Models; A Ghanmi
9. Benefits Analysis - a Robust Assessment Approach; G.L. Mathieson
10. An Australian Approach to Concept Development and Experimentation: Linking Strategy to Capability; C. van Antwerpen and D.K. Bowley
11. Inferring Missing Links in Partially Observed Social Networks; CJ Rhodes and P Jones
12. Subsidizing to Disrupt a Terrorism Supply Chain - a Four-Player Game; Xiaojun Shan and Jun Zhuang

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