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ISBN: 0309128536, 9780309128537
Authors: Committee On The Evaluation Of Quantification Of Margins, Uncertainties Methodology For Assessing, Certifying The Reliability Of The Nuclear Stockpile, National Research Council
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Keywords: certifying, reliability, nuclear, stockpile, assessing, methodology, quantification, margins, uncertainties, evaluation
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Maintaining the capabilities of the nuclear weapons stockpile and performing the annual assessment for the stockpile's certification involves a wide range of processes, technologies, and expertise. An important and valuable framework helping to link those components is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) methodology. In this book, the National Research Council evaluates: how th......
ISBN: 0833014749, 9780833014740
Author: Willard Naslund
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: uncertainty, organizing, power, air, nato
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In the future, NATO forces must be prepared to respond quickly to events in regions within and beyond its borders. This research addresses how this requirement will affect the organization of NATO forces, particularly airpower, by postulating two scenarios that would stress NATO to the extreme: (1) an attack by Russia on Poland, and (2) a Syria-Iraq attack on Turkey. The author uses these scenario......
ISBN: 925105553X, 9789251055533
Author: Joint Fao/who Expert Committee On Food Additives.
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Keywords: food, committee, additives, 66th, meeting, expert, fao, certain, evaluation, veterinary, drugs, joint, residue
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Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.Published Time: Food & Agriculture Org.Pages: 124Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, 66th meeting, Rome, 22-28 February 2006......
ISBN: 0833003542, 9780833003546
Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth
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Keywords: war, deliberations, soviet, uncertainty, risk
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Surveys the elements of risk, uncertainty, and unpredictability that might moderate Soviet behavior and undermine the confidence with which Soviet decisionmakers would consider entering into a major military engagement with the United States.Although the report does not question the substantial threat implications of Soviet force improvements that have been under way in recent years, it does descr......
Authors: Adeline Delavande, Susann Rohwedder
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Keywords: benefits, portfolio, choice, security, social, uncertainty, future, individuals
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Little is known about the degree to which individuals are uncertain about their future Social Security benefits, how this varies within the U.S. population, and whether this uncertainty influences financial decisions related to retirement planning. To illuminate these issues, the authors present empirical evidence from the Health and Retirement Study Internet Survey and document systematic variati......
Author: Bruce W. Bennett
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: war, nuclear, limited, uncertainties, fatality
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Presents counterarguments to the article "Limited Nuclear War," by S. D. Drell and F. von Hippel, [Scientific American], November 1976.The article concludes that any Soviet limited counterforce attack, if strategically effective, would inflict very high fatality levels; and because the USSR is not pondering such attacks, the United States should not inflame the situation by building up flexible co......
ISBN: 0833017403, 9780833017406
Author: James K. Hammitt
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: parameters, stratospheric, ozone, depletion, input, uncertain, probability, based, scenarios, subjective
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Risk analysis often depends on complex, computer-based models to describe links between policies (e.g., required emission-control equipment) and consequences (e.g., probabilities of adverse health effects). Appropriate specification of many model aspects is uncertain, including details of the model structure; transport, reaction rate, and other parameters; and application specific inputs such as p......
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