Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Raymond W. Staats, PhD
The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has yielded new challenges to the United States' strategic airlift infrastructure. The network of en-route airfields that serve as refueling and maintenance stops were designed primarily to service relatively static Cold War requirements. However, the GWOT has resulted in the need for an infrastructure that is responsive to a highly dynamic environment. This research uses a "value focused" methodology to identify en-route airfield locations that simultaneously maximize cargo throughput capability while possessing a high degree of adaptability to volatile cargo delivery requirements.
DTIC Accession Number
Tharaldson, MaryKathryn W., "Strategic Airlift En Route Analysis to Support the Global War on Terrorism Using a Value Focused Thinking Approach" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 3447.