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 The new technology of operations study performed an incredible function within the profitable of worldwide struggle II and needs to be reckoned with the other 

major clinical discoveries of that era—radar, sonar, rockets and guided missiles, the proximity fuse, and the atomic bomb.  In the resultant half-century, ORSA techniques were utilized to the answer of a broad variety of complicated difficulties, and military leaders have come to depend upon ORSA analysts to aid them in the advance of guns, association, tactics, training, administration, and certainly all of the fields of military endeavor. 
The luck accomplished through military ORSA managers and analysts of their appointed job is abundantly validated through the swift buildup of forces within the Persian Gulf in 1990–1991 and the victory of U.S. and allied forces within the 100-hour flooring warfare opposed to Iraqi forces that in February 1991. That victory was once the product of approximately fifty years of regular development in the application of operations research/systems analysis to military determination making.

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22. ) Paul F. Gorman, “Future War? ” Phalanx 25, no. 2 ( June 1992): 7. , p. 6. 94 Tritten, “A New National Security Strategy,” p. 13. 24 95 Paul D. Phillips, “ORSA Help in Managing the All Volunteer Army,” in Proceedings . . AORS XIII, Volume I, p. 26. 96 Ibid. , pp. 26–27. , p. 27. 99 McDonald, “The Next Ten Years in Army Operations Research,” p. 45. 100 Augustine, “Comments,” p. 20. 101 Bonder, “Army Operations Research—Historical Perspectives and Lessons Learned,” p. 28. 102 Lawrence W. Woodruff, “Operations Research and Strategic R&D Planning,” Phalanx 21, no.

35. 89 Bonder, “Keynote Address—Changing Army OR,” p. 4. , pp. 6–20 passim. , p. 22. ) Paul F. Gorman, “Future War? ” Phalanx 25, no. 2 ( June 1992): 7. , p. 6. 94 Tritten, “A New National Security Strategy,” p. 13. 24 95 Paul D. Phillips, “ORSA Help in Managing the All Volunteer Army,” in Proceedings . . AORS XIII, Volume I, p. 26. 96 Ibid. , pp. 26–27. , p. 27. 99 McDonald, “The Next Ten Years in Army Operations Research,” p. 45. 100 Augustine, “Comments,” p. 20. 101 Bonder, “Army Operations Research—Historical Perspectives and Lessons Learned,” p.

The Human Resources Research Office (HumRRO) became a private company, and the Center for Research in Social Systems (CRESS), the successor to the Special Operations Research Office (SORO), was also shut down. 71 The Army continued to use independent contractors, and some Air Force–sponsored FFRDCs, to perform ORSA tasks, but after mid-1972, the Army relied primarily on its newly created in-house ORSA capabilities. The structure of the Army analytical community as it existed prior to the implementation of the STEADFAST reorganization plan consisted of a number of autonomous elements.

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