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dc.contributor.authorKress, Moshe
dc.contributor.authorLin, Kyle Y.
dc.contributor.authorMacKay, Niall J.
dc.dateWe extend classical force-on-force combat models to study the attrition dynam- ics of three-way and multilateral war. We introduce a new multilateral combat model—the multiduel—which generalizes the Lanchester models, and we solve it under an objective function that values one’s own surviving force minus that of one’s enemies. The outcome is stark: either one side is strong enough to destroy all the others combined, or all sides are locked in a stalemate, which results in collective mutual annihilation. The situation in Syria fits this paradigm.
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-10T22:59:06Z
dc.date.available2019-01-10T22:59:06Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-23
dc.identifier.citationKress, Moshe, Kyle Y. Lin, and Niall J. MacKay. "The attrition dynamics of multilateral war." Operations Research 66.4 (2018): 950-956.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60913
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/opre.2018.1718en_US
dc.description.abstractWe extend classical force-on-force combat models to study the attrition dynamics of three-way and multilateral war. We introduce a new multilateral combat model—the multiduel—which generalizes the Lanchester models, and we solve it under an objective function that values one’s own surviving force minus that of one’s enemies. The outcome is stark: either one side is strong enough to destroy all the others combined, or all sides are locked in a stalemate, which results in collective mutual annihilation. The situation in Syria fits this paradigm.en_US
dc.format.extent16 p.en_US
dc.publisherINFORMSen_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.titleThe Attrition Dynamics of Multilateral Waren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)en_US
dc.subject.authorLanchester modelen_US
dc.subject.authormultiplayer nonzero-sum gameen_US


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