THE EVALUATION OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH IN A THEATRE OF WAR

Authors
  1. Kaye, G.D.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The paper is concerned with the military operations in progress in, or planned for a new theatre of war. Its stated objective is to determine in advance whether an operational research team should be sent to the theatre to study those operations. The kind of questions to be answered include: What information or analysis do we expect to produce concerning an operation? Will an opportunity occur to collect and analyse that information? Can it be done without interfering with the commander's plans or activities? Is it necessary for a team to visit the theatre or to stay there while operations are in progress? The paper examines Canada's operational research experience in this kind of activity over the past 50 years, giving first hand accounts where possible, and using the mature judgment of fifty years experience to evaluate it, particularly the extent to which the activity was successful.
Report Number
ORAE-PR-606 — Project Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Jun 1992
Number of Pages
65
DSTKIM No
92-03579
CANDIS No
126941
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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