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By Denise M. Nicholson, Dylan D. Schmorrow

This quantity explores decision-making types, together with cooperative, collaborative, avoidant, aggressive, and dominate which are mostly converted by way of the tradition. tradition isn't a stagnant phenomenon, and plenty of variables must be thought of to appropriately review cultural modifications in decision-making types. between many cultural components, the person (''''I'''' tradition) - collectivism (''''we'''' tradition) size is Read more...

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Operational environment (OE) state variable descriptions represent one component of a conceptual model for a simulation that models HSCB factors. The state variables, sometimes referred to as metrics, may correspond or correlate to dependent variables represented in analysis simulations. The Operational Environment that includes everything relevant to irregular warfare is divided into three parts: Actors, Actions, and the Environment. Actors are human and natural entities that cause things to change.

Figure 3 illustrates the conceptual IW Metric Ontology (on the right) and its relations to the other ontologies. In this figure, the metrics are shown as connected to the (extended) PMESII categories and subcategories and to LOE Categories. indb 19 04/06/12 12:49 PM 20 Lines of Effort (LOEs) represent broad tasks that the DoD envisions as possible parts of IW operations. For instance, LOE 1 is “Establish Civil Security (Combat Operations)”. Each LOE has subtasks (such as “restore and maintain order”) and a desired endstate (such as “safe, secure, and stable environment established”).

We used this ranking to determine how accurately our model reflects the reality of the level of ISAF activity, level of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), predation by official and unofficial security forces, and the presence of criminal and insurgent activity. In Figure 1 below, we display the results of a Kendall’s Tau matched pair comparison between the model output of the Kandahar and Kunduz models and the subject matter expert’s assessment of these two provinces across the four metrics. This matched pair comparison ranks all of the districts in a given province on each metric according to our model output and according to the expert assessment, then compares our model ranking to the experts ranking.

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