History of Operations Research in the United States Army, V. 3, 1973-1995

History of Operations Research in the United States Army, V. 3, 1973-1995
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History of Operations Research in the United States Army, V. 3, 1973-1995
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In this final volume of the history of operations research (OR) in the United States Army, Dr. Charles R. Shrader identifies, describes, and evaluates the ideas, people, organizations, and events that influenced the development of OR in the Army from the end of the Vietnam War in 1973 to the mid-1990s. Using official documents, studies, and publications as well as interviews with key personnel and a wide range of books and articles, Dr. Shrader clearly and concisely outlines the evolution of the Army analytical community during the period and describes the impact of the 1973 STEADFAST reorganization of the Army, the changes in organization and management affecting the Army operations research/systems analysis (ORSA) program, the evolution of the principal Army analytical organizations, and the role played by Army analysts in developing the new weapons, organizations, doctrine, and training that made possible the rapid defeat of Iraq in 1991, victory in the Cold War, and effective adjustment to the challenges of the “new world order."

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Table of Contents

Foreword.........iii

Preface..........v

Prologue...........3

Chapter One - Operations Research in World War II..........9

Chapter Two - Operations Research in the Postwar Era, 1945-50..........55

Chapter Three - The Expansion of Army Operations Research, 1950-62........85

Chapter Four - Operations Research and Combat Developments, 1950-62..........133

Chapter Five - The State of Army Operations Research, March 1963.........157

Epilogue........161

Appendix A - Biographical Sketches.......163

Appendix B - Army Air Forces Operations Analysis Elements in World War II......167

Appendix C - The Army Research and Development Program, 1924-62

Glossary...........181

Selected Bibliography of Works Cited......185

List of Figures

List of Tables

Illustrations

Audience

This series is highly recommended for study by members of the Army analytical community and by civilian leaders, military commanders, and staff officers at all levels who are interested in Army management, the decisionmaking process, the adaptation of science to military affairs, and the evolution of U.S. Army weaponry, organization, and doctrine.

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Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Shrader, Charles R.
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military History Publication 70 110 1
  • Army History
  • Military History
  • Military art and science
  • Operations research, United States
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Record Creation Date:
10/04/2007
Last Status Update:
12/31/2018
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