Building a New Force Structure Cost Analysis Model

by Brent D. Bradley

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A description of a new force structure cost analysis model being developed to advance the concept of force structure analysis and to facilitate its use in Air Force planning studies. The model is designed to incorporate nonweapon support activities and provide means for explicit analysis of their resource requirements. The concepts of the model and their use in the analytical process are discussed, as well as the definitional framework devised for it. This framework provides a two-dimensional description of the Air Force. The method by which the model will accommodate both planner and analyst is considered.

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