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A speech on systems analysis which was delivered to an Air Force group visiting RAND. Systems analysis is defined as a systematic examination of a problem of choice in which each step of the analysis is made explicit wherever possible. In particular, the history of systems analysis and its application to military problems are discussed. Systems analysis is here defined as a systematic examination of a problem of choice in which each step of the analysis is made explicit wherever possible. The discussion focuses particularly on the history of systems analysis and its application to military problems.

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