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Social-Behavioral Modeling for Complex Systems
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This volume describes frontiers in social-behavioral modeling for contexts as diverse as national security, health, and on-line social gaming. Recent scientific and technological advances have created exciting opportunities for such improvements. However, the…
Understanding And Influencing Public Support For Insurgency And Terrorism
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Using and testing a conceptual model that draws on social science and particularly social movement theory, this volume examines public support for al-Qa'ida's transnational jihadist movement, the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, the Kurdistan Workers Party…
Implications of Modern Decision Science for Military Decision Support Systems
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An overview of higher-level decisionmaking and modern methods to improve decision support.
Motivated Metamodels: Synthesis of Cause-Effect Reasoning and Statistical
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Illuminates why it can be important to improve the quality of metamodels by using even modest phenomenological knowledge to help structure them.
Besieged: An Encyclopedia of Great Sieges from Ancient Times to the Present
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From Joshua's assault on Jericho in the 15th century B.C. to the Russian attack on the Chechen capital of Grozny at the end of the 20th century, siege warfare has been a recurring theme in the human story. Again and again, engineers have built supposedly…
100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

Paul K. Davis

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|April 15, 2001

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From the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq, great battles have had an enormous impact on the shaping of history. Now, in this fully illustrated book, one hundred of the world's most important military…
Exhalt: Interdiction Model for Exploring Halt Capabilities in a Large Scenario Space
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EXHALT is a relatively simple, uncertainty-sensitive, and optionally stochastic treatment of the halt phase of an operation in which an attacking force is advancing on an objective while its armored vehicles are being interdicted by joint air power and long-range…
Influencing Adversary States: Quelling Perfect Storms
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Exploring The Role Nuclear Weapons Could Play In Deterring Russian Threats To The Baltic States
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Despite its global advantages, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s current deterrent posture in the Baltic states is militarily weak and generally questionable. A Russian invasion there would almost surely capture some or all of those states'…
Priority Challenges For Social And Behavioral Research And Its Modeling
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Modeling and simulation, if well rooted in social-behavioral (SB) science, can inform planning about some of the most vexing national problems of our day. Unfortunately, the current state of SB modeling and related analysis is not yet up to the job. This report…
Capabilities For Joint Analysis In The Department Of Defense: Rethinking Support For Strategic…
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This report stems from a congressional request for an independent report about the U.S. Department of Defense's capabilities for joint analysis and ways to improve them. Congressional concerns largely involved the activity called support for strategic analysis…
Uncertainty-sensitive Heterogeneous Information Fusion: Assessing Threat With Soft, Uncertain, And…
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This report presents research on various methods for heterogeneous information fusion-combining data that are qualitative, subjective, fuzzy, ambiguous, contradictory, and even deceptive, in order to form a realistic uncertainty-sensitive assessment of threat.…
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