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Master of Science in Operations Research


Department of Operational Sciences

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Richard F. Deckro, PhD


In "Antiaccess Warfare as Strategy," Tangredi posits the question and need to consider multiple domains and governmental and warfighting functions in various phases of campaign execution. Multi-domain integration within and across various phases of the joint campaign presents a host of non-linear factors that are compounded and amplified by uncertainties. Colonel Blotto is a simple game that is suited to compare traditional force-on-force military engagements where mass wins the day, but have had limited application to more complex military planning. This thesis explores the formulation schema, data-driven parameters, methods of calculation, and scenarios applicable to a generalized Colonel Blotto (General Blotto) game. It explores this generalized game theory framework, its applicability to multi-domain operations, and recommends future research areas that could help to extend its applicability, enabling planners and commanders to gain similar insight as to those straight-forward applications.

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