© 2015

OR, Defence and Security

  • Roger A Forder

Part of the The OR Essentials series book series (ORESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. M. R. Neighbour, P. Bailey, M. Hawthorn, C. Lensing, H. Robson, S. Smith et al.
    Pages 18-58
  3. James Moffat, Michael Bathe, Lorna Frewer
    Pages 77-100
  4. G. L. Mathieson
    Pages 200-226
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-295

About this book


OR, Defence and Security presents eleven papers, originally published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society and the Journal of Simulation, which exemplify important themes and topics in Operational Research (OR), as applied to modern-day defense and security issues. Topics range from frontline OR in a peace-support operation to new developments in combat modelling, and from the logistics of overseas intervention to defence planning at the top level. Also included are examples of applications addressing insurgency and terrorism. Edited by Dr Roger A. Forder, who had a distinguished career in OR in the UK Ministry of Defence, he has also written an authoritative introductory chapter which sets the papers in the context of the global strategic environment as it has evolved since the end of the Cold War. The OR Essentials series presents a unique cross-section of high quality research work fundamental to understanding contemporary issues and research in across a range of Operational Research (OR) topics. It brings together some of the best research papers from the esteemed Operational Research Society and its associated journals, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Operational Research Operations Management Defence Security Defense OR OR society analytics Operations research conflict conflicts development facility location network networks operational research rating research simulation social networks strategy supply chain

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger A Forder
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence Science and Technology LaboratoryMinistry of DefenceUK

About the editors

Roger Forder retired from the UK Ministry of Defence in 2010 after a 36-year career in defence OR. For six years he was Chief Analyst of the MoD's Centre for Defence Analysis and then held similar responsibilities in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory following its formation in 2001. He was a long-time member, and for two years chairman, of NATO's System Analysis and Studies Panel.

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