Analytic Optimizations in Crisis Stability.
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Subject Categories: UNDERSEA AND ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE
MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: Analytic Optimizations in Crisis Stability.
Personal Authors: West, Bo
Report Date: 01 MAR 1991
Pages: 33 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11959-MS
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: XD
Monitor Series: BMDO
Descriptors: *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, *ANTISUBMARINE DEFENSE
SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILES, AIRCRAFT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE
SYSTEMS, PARAMETERS, SHIFTING, PENALTIES.
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U3035
Abstract: Second strikes are dominated by submarine launched missiles in the
absence of defenses, but shift to aircraft at modest levels of defense. Defenses
protect some retaliatory missiles, but not enough to retaliate strongly. With
defenses, missiles should be vestigial and could be eliminated without penalty.
Then aircraft could also be significantly reduced without impacting stability.
The combination of parameters that maximizes cost effectiveness also maximizes
midcourse effectiveness and crisis stability.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 10 JUN 1998