Modeling values for anti-terrorism analysis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Decisions are made to achieve objectives. A qualitative list of the objectives for a decision is the foundation for a value model that unambiguously represents objectives in a quantitative manner. The objectives guide thinking and the value model provides a basis for analyzing alternatives to best meet the desired objectives. This article illustrates the usefulness of clearly identifying objectives and developing value models to support anti-terrorism analysis. It outlines procedures to develop value models for the Department of Homeland Security and for terrorist organizations. The later is useful to both design anti-terrorism alternatives and suggest possible terrorist priorities and actions. An example that develops a terrorist value model for the theft and misuse of plutonium is presented. Several uses of value models for anti-terrorist activities are discussed and suggestions for developing such value models are outlined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keeney, RL

Published Date

  • June 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 585 - 596

PubMed ID

  • 17640209

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-6924

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-4332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2007.00910.x


  • eng