An application of living systems theory to combat models.
Crawford, Raymond R.
Parry, Samuel H.
Creighton, John W.
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This thesis proposes a framework for incorporating organizational aspects in combat models. It begins by explaining Dr. James G. Miller's Living Systems Theory (LST) as a possible framework. Included in this discussion is a review of the basic nature and potential of LST. A review of the Army's involvement with LST and its present status is discussed. Recommendations are made for supplemental research which may help to develop this framework for the Army. A review explains present combat model limitations for describing organizational phenomena in combat. Finally, a methodology is proposed to integrate the results of LST into combat models of the future. Included as an Appendix, is a discussion of General Systems Theory which will help to explain the basis for LST.
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