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Net Assessment: A Practical Guide

  title={Net Assessment: A Practical Guide},
  author={Paul J. Bracken},
  • P. Bracken
  • Published 22 March 2006
  • Computer Science
  • Parameters
Net assessment is one of the principal frameworks for analyzing the national security strategy of the United States. It has been used by the Department of Defense for many years. Understanding net assessment--what it is and what it can do--is important for two reasons. First, it has general application to many military issues. Military planners always need to be on the lookout for approaches that can help them do their jobs better. Net assessment should be in that tool kit. A second reason for… 
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  • Operations Research,
  • 2002
For a more detailed discussion, see Paul Bracken and Martin Shubik
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  • 2001
Bulletin of the Canadian Operational Research Society
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22 May 1990. 2. The views offered here have benefited from many individuals, but they are my own and should not be in
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The author was in this briefing and witnessed the exchange