Modeling and Analysis of Conventional Defense in Europe

Assessment of Improvement Options

  • Reiner K. Huber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rationale and Structure of the Workshop on ‘Long-Term Development of NATO’s Conventional Forward Defense’

  3. Basic Premises for the Evaluation

  4. Conceptual Approaches to the Assessment of Alternatives

  5. Analysis of Improvement Proposals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ins5-ins5
    2. Walter Schmitz, Otto Reidelhuber, Klaus Niemeyer
      Pages 141-166
  6. Assessment Group Summaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ins7-ins7
    2. John Despres
      Pages 193-195
    3. Vincent P. Roske Jr.
      Pages 197-199
    4. Michael G. Sovereign
      Pages 201-204
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-215

About this book


This book presents a collection of contributions to a workshop on "Long-teY'fr/ Development of NATO's Conventional Forrward Defense" to which the GERMAN STRATEGY FORUM (DSF*» had invited some 50 systems analysts and defense experts of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Federal Republic of Germany and the SHAPE Technical Centre. Held in Bonn from 2 to 4 December 1984, this workshop was to provide a forum for the dis­ cussion, at a non-political expert level and in the light of available analysis results, of proposals for the improvement of NATO's conventional defense capabilities. In addition, it aimed at arriving at some recommenda­ tions as to which of these proposals deserve to be studied further and what methodological deficiencies must be alleviated and information gaps closed for an adequate assessment. The idea to organize this workshop has been discussed ever since 1980 with several defense systems analysts in the US and the UK who shared the opinion that, with a view to the immense global build-up of the Soviet threat on one hand and the stringency of defense resources in most NATO countries on the other, there is no reason that could permit us to dismiss any proposal promising improvement without careful study.


Defence Defense Planning German NATO Warsaw Pact assessment development dynamics evaluation experiment information methodology modeling planning state

Editors and affiliations

  • Reiner K. Huber
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Armed Forces UniversityMunich NeubibergFederal Republic of Germany

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