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RAND researchers spent a week at SHAPE Headquarters in Europe while the Plans Branch of the Plans, Policy, and Operations Division, SHAPE Headquarters, was engaged in a 1956 requirements study. RAND researchers assisted participating officers in defining what a requirements study entailed and how it should be carried out. After reviewing the study’s formulation and progression at a given point, the researchers decided to suggest a formulation that would be consistent and applicable to the problem at hand. This paper is reproduced from a memorandum that the authors prepared for Colonel R. Worden, a member of the Plans, Policy, and Operations Division, SHAPE Headquarters.

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