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dc.contributor.authorGaver, D.P.
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, P.A.
dc.date1997
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-11T18:50:55Z
dc.date.available2018-12-11T18:50:55Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.citationGaver, Donald Paul, and Patricia A. Jacobs. "Attrition modeling in the presence of decoys: An operations‐other‐than‐war motivation." Naval Research Logistics (NRL) 44.5 (1997): 507-514.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60794
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at https://doi.org/en_US
dc.description.abstractUnder various operational conditions, in particular in operations other than war (OOTW) or peacekeeping, an intervening force, here Blue, must occasionally engage in attrition warfare with an opposing force, here Red, that is intermingled with noncombatants. Desirably, Red armed actives are targeted, and not the unarmed noncombatants. This article describes some simple Lanchesterian attrition models that reflect a certain capacity of Blue to discriminate noncombatants from armed and active Red opponents. An explicit extension of the Lanchester square law results: Blue’s abstinence concerning the indiscriminate shooting of civilians mixed with Red’s is essentially reflected in a lower Blue rate of fire and less advantageous exchange rate. The model applies to other situations involving decoys, and reflects the value of a discrimination capability.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_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.titleAttrition Modeling in the Presence of Decoys:  An Operations-other-than-war Motivationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)en_US


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