A sensitivity study of a strategic air attack situation.

by Selmer Martin Johnson, F. B. Thompson

An attempt to analyze the effect of the amount of intelligence regarding enemy defenses on optimal bombing strategy and on expected target destruction. In particular, this study considers a strategic bombing situation involving a single-strike attack on the USSR with various assumptions as to Soviet defense levels.

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