Cover: Optimal Employment of Tactical Air Forces in Theater Air Tasks

Optimal Employment of Tactical Air Forces in Theater Air Tasks

A Game-Theoretic Analysis

Published 1957

by Leonard David Berkovitz, Melvin Dresher

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A description, in terms of a two-sided war game, of the optimal allocation of tactical aircraft among three air tasks-counter air, air defense, and support of ground operations — on each strike of a multistrike campaign. The mathematical model assumes that counter-air missions destroy enemy aircraft, air-defense missions reduce the enemy's counter-air operations, and support of ground operations contributes to the accomplishment of the theater mission, or payoff, of the tactical forces.

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