Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Richard F. Deckro, PhD
The forces at play in reconstruction operations are a complex system of time phased interlocking cause and effect relationships that are not thoroughly understood. A model capable of capturing the general dynamics involved in post-conflict reconstruction would provide insight to decision makers regarding potential policy alternatives. This research effort demonstrates the viability of using systems dynamics modeling techniques to simulate the establishment of public order and safety in a post-conflict reconstruction operation (Phase IV operations). A high level generic framework is developed that can be used as a general template for modeling post-conflict reconstruction. It is then demonstrated with a notional test case based on the OIF AOR.
DTIC Accession Number
Richardson, Damon B., "Modeling and Analysis of Post-Conflict Reconstruction" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 4026.