Warfare command stratagem analysis for winning based on Lanchester attrition models

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Abstract

Lanchester equations and their extensions are widely used to calculate attrition in warfare models. The current paper addresses the warfare command decision-making problem for winning when the total combats capability of the attacking side is not superior to that of the defending side. For this problem, the corresponding warfare command stratagems, which can transform the battlefield situation, are proposed and analyzed quantitatively by considering the influence of the warfare information factor. The application examples in military conflicts show the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed model and the warfare command stratagems for winning. The research results may provide a theoretical reference for warfare command decision making.

This work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60774097 and 11171301, and by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant No. N100604019
Xiangyong Chen was born in 1983. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in School of Information Science and Engineering in Northeastern University. His research interest focuses on warfare command decision making and game
Yuanwei Jing was born in 1956. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Northeastern University; currently he is a professor and doctoral supervisor. His research interests include analysis and control of large-scale complex systems and noncooperative games theory
Chunji Li was born in 1965. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Kyungpook National University in Korea in 2000. His research interests include decision making analysis, moment problem theory and control theory and application
Mingwei Li was born in 1982. She is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in School of Information Science and Engineering in Northeastern University. Her research interest focuses on system theory and control