This paper takes the context of political and military command as given and considers the fundamental question of how a modern navy ﬁts in with the usual conception of nuclear deterrence between the United States and the Soviet Union. We here summarize the major issues, questions, and conclusions from this research as they serve to provide the context for our observations on the relevance of and potential for operations research and decision sciences contributions to providing understanding and analysis for these critical and highly qualitative problems.
Bracken, Paul and Shubik, Martin, "Issues Arising in Management and Control of Naval Forces" (1986). Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers. 1030.