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By Paul K. Davis, Stuart E. Johnson, Duncan Long, kavid C. Gompert

A debate will most probably ensue in 2009 approximately U.S. worldwide national-security approach. The authors describe and illustrate a strategy to aid body and review resource-informed concepts. The center is an built-in portfolio-analysis technique that compares thoughts via their expected effectiveness, dangers, and source implications, 3 illustrative grand concepts are in comparison, which deal in numerous methods with the issues of our time.

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4 This is very much what portfolio management is about generally. For example, in the realm of personal finance, an individual’s investment portfolio may include stocks, bonds, real estate, and money-market funds. Such variety is customary because individuals have multiple objectives such as long-term capital gain, current income, and—important—protection against the risks posed by normal financial-market fluctuations. Managing risk has been a traditional core element of portfolio work. Our portfolio approach stems from the following principles: 1.

Operating-unit objectives are drawn from strategies whose successful implementation can include diplomatic and economic initiatives as well as military capabilities. ). S. national power. Programs and Force Shifts to Develop Needed Capabilities With an assessment of the capabilities needed by the several COCOMs complete, force planners can identify the programs and force shifts that they believe will effectively, and cost-effectively, deliver those capabilities. 4 Capabilities can also be added or subtracted by shifting forces from one COCOM to another.

A recent book puts RAND thinking into the broader context of organizational effectiveness generally (Light, 2004), contrasting it with the business literature. Characterizing Alternative Strategies 19 contingencies and maintaining more general hedges, such as military forces in reserve, slack in command and control systems, redundancy, and multipurpose systems and units. For the purposes of this study, this type of thinking translates into recognition that, for each strategy considered, we should identify the assumptions on which it is based that are somewhat fragile, as well as the capabilities that would be needed in the event the assumptions fail.

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