The Analytical Bases of Systems Analysis.

by Gene Fisher

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Systems analysis is defined, and its objective established: to sharpen the intuition and judgment of the decisionmaker. Although hard-core optimization is extremely difficult in the area of long-range military decisions, the analyst can make a major contribution by providing insights into the key variables involved, the relationships among these variables, and the sensitivity of results to variations in key parameters and assumptions. 20 pp. Bibliog.

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