Evaluating Future Force Options for the U.S. Army

A Hybrid, Interactive, Multiple-Attribute Exploratory Approach

by John Pinder

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This dissertation introduces and demonstrates a new approach to supporting high-level decisions.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Figures

  • Tables

  • Acknowledgments

  • Glossary

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Motivation for a New Methodology

  • Chapter Three

    Methodology of the HIMAX Process

  • Chapter Four

    Model Customization

  • Chapter Five

    Structure of the Analysis

  • Chapter Six


  • Chapter Seven


  • Chapter Eight


  • Chapter Nine


  • Chapter Ten


  • Chapter Eleven

    Policy Discussion

  • Chapter Twelve

    The Future of HIMAX

  • Appendix A

    Opposing Forces Used in Evaluation Model

  • Appendix B

    Biographical Information on Experts

  • Bibliography

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