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dc.contributor.advisorMorton, David
dc.contributor.advisorLavoy, Peter
dc.contributor.authorReed, Brian K.
dc.dateSeptember 1994
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:27:35Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:27:35Z
dc.date.issued1994-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43015
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe proliferation of nuclear weapons poses a serious threat to the United States, its allies, and over-all world security. The United States seeks to dissuade or prevent new countries from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities. This thesis constructs two models to aid decision makers in selecting strategies to interdict these proliferation efforts. The first, a "what-if" PERT/CPM model, provides an overall picture of the proliferation process. The graphical display is used to select activities to interdict, and to analyze the outcome of the choices. The second, an optimal interdiction model, selects the optimal activity ( ies) for interdiction subject to risk constraints. Several runs with different numbers of interdiction points were made to test the optimal interdiction model. These results are further analyzed with the aid of the PERT /CPM model. The models, when used together, prove to be useful in selecting the optimal activities to interdict in the proliferation process.en_US
dc.format.extent91 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleModels for proliferation interdiction response analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Marine Corps (USMC) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclcocn640620897
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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