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A Fragata     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acanto     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Âncoras e Fuzis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Armed Forces & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Arms & Armour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Caderno de Ciências Navais     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia y Poder Aéreo     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Coleção Meira Mattos : Revista das Ciências Militares     Open Access  
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 284)
Critical Military Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRMA Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Marte     Open Access  
Defence and Peace Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Defence Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Defence Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Digital War     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Doutrina Militar Terrestre em Revista     Open Access  
Eesti Sõjaajaloo Aastaraamat / Estonian Yearbook of Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Espírito de Corpo     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
EsSEX : Revista Científica     Open Access  
First World War Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Fra Krig og Fred     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gettysburg Magazine     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Factors and Mechanical Engineering for Defense and Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Informativo Marítimo     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Bibliography of Military History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Military History and Historiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Peacekeeping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 268)
Journal for Maritime Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of African Military History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Archives in Military Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Chinese Military History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction     Open Access  
Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics     Open Access  
Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation : Applications, Methodology, Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Defense Studies & Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Military and Strategic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Military and Veterans Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Military Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Military Experience     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Military Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of National Security Law & Policy     Free   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of power institutions in post-soviet societies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Slavic Military Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Terrorism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal on Baltic Security     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Martial Arts Studies     Open Access  
Media, War & Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Medical Journal Armed Forces India     Full-text available via subscription  
Medicine, Conflict and Survival     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Military Behavioral Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Military Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Military Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Military Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Modern Information Technologies in the Sphere of Security and Defence     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Naval Research Logistics: an International Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Navigator     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nonproliferation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
O Adjunto : Revista Pedagógica da Escola de Aperfeiçoamento de Sargentos das Armas     Open Access  
O Periscópio     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Perspectives on Terrorism     Open Access   (Followers: 275)
Post-Soviet Armies Newsletter     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Problemy Mechatroniki. Uzbrojenie, lotnictwo, inżynieria bezpieczeństwa / Problems of Mechatronics. Armament, Aviation, Safety Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista Agulhas Negras     Open Access  
Revista Babilônia     Open Access  
Revista Científica Fundação Osório     Open Access  
Revista Científica General José María Córdova     Open Access  
Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista do Exército     Open Access  
Revista Militar de Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Revista Naval de Odontologia On Line / Naval Dental Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Política y Estrategia     Open Access  
Sabretache     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sanidad Militar     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Scientific Journal of Polish Naval Academy     Open Access  
Security and Defence Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Security Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Signals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Small Wars & Insurgencies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 266)
Small Wars Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Social Development & Security : Journal of Scientific Papers     Open Access  
Special Operations Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Strategic Comments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
The Military Balance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
The RUSI Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
United Service     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review     Open Access  
Vojnotehnički Glasnik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
War & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
War in History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Whitehall Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Wiedza Obronna     Open Access  
선진국방연구     Open Access  

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Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
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ISSN (Print) 2399-6439 - ISSN (Online) 2399-6447
Published by Emerald Homepage  [362 journals]
  • Determining the best ship loading strategy during military deployments

    • Authors: Dave C. Longhorn , Shelby V. Baybordi , Joel T. Van Dyke , Austin W. Winter , Christopher L. Jakes
      Abstract: This study aims to examine ship loading strategies during large-scale military deployments. Ships are usually loaded to a stowage goal of about 65% of the ship's capacity. The authors identify how much cargo to load onto ships for each sailing and propose lower stowage goals that could improve the delivery of forces during the deployment. The authors construct several mixed integer programs to identify optimal ship loading strategies that minimize delivery timelines for notional, but realistic, problem variables. The authors study the relative importance of these variables using experimental designs, regressions, correlations and chi-square tests of the empirical results. The research specifies the conditions during which ships should be light loaded, i.e. loaded to less than 65% of total capacity. Empirical results show cargo delivered up to 16% faster with a light-loaded strategy compared to fully loaded ships. This work assumes deterministic sailing times and ship loading times. Also, all timing aspects of the problem are estimated to the nearest natural number of days. This research provides important new insights about optimal ship loading strategies, which were not previously quantified. More importantly, logistics planners could use these insights to reduce sealift delivery timelines during military deployments. Most ship routing and scheduling problems minimize costs as the primary goal. This research identifies the situations in which ships transporting military forces should be light loaded, thereby trading efficiency for effectiveness, to enable faster overall delivery of unit equipment to theater seaports.
      Citation: Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
      PubDate: 2022-11-22
      DOI: 10.1108/JDAL-07-2022-0003
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Contested logistics simulation output analysis with approximate dynamic
           programming: a proposed methodology

    • Authors: Matthew Powers , Brian O'Flynn
      Abstract: Rapid sensitivity analysis and near-optimal decision-making in contested environments are valuable requirements when providing military logistics support. Port of debarkation denial motivates maneuver from strategic operational locations, further complicating logistics support. Simulations enable rapid concept design, experiment and testing that meet these complicated logistic support demands. However, simulation model analyses are time consuming as output data complexity grows with simulation input. This paper proposes a methodology that leverages the benefits of simulation-based insight and the computational speed of approximate dynamic programming (ADP). This paper describes a simulated contested logistics environment and demonstrates how output data informs the parameters required for the ADP dialect of reinforcement learning (aka Q-learning). Q-learning output includes a near-optimal policy that prescribes decisions for each state modeled in the simulation. This paper's methods conform to DoD simulation modeling practices complemented with AI-enabled decision-making. This study demonstrates simulation output data as a means of state–space reduction to mitigate the curse of dimensionality. Furthermore, massive amounts of simulation output data become unwieldy. This work demonstrates how Q-learning parameters reflect simulation inputs so that simulation model behavior can compare to near-optimal policies. Fast computation is attractive for sensitivity analysis while divorcing evaluation from scenario-based limitations. The United States military is eager to embrace emerging AI analytic techniques to inform decision-making but is hesitant to abandon simulation modeling. This paper proposes Q-learning as an aid to overcome cognitive limitations in a way that satisfies the desire to wield AI-enabled decision-making combined with modeling and simulation.
      Citation: Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
      PubDate: 2022-11-15
      DOI: 10.1108/JDAL-07-2022-0004
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Supply chain resilience: how autonomous rovers empirically provide relief
           to constrained flight line maintenance activities

    • Authors: Mary Ashley Stanton , Jason Anderson , John M. Dickens , Lance Champagne
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to explore the utility of autonomous transport across two independent airframe maintenance operations at a single location. This study leveraged discrete event simulation that encompassed real-world conditions on a United States Air Force flight line. Though the Theory of Constraints (TOC) lens, a high-demand, human-controlled delivery asset is analyzed and the impact of introducing an autonomous rover delivery vehicle is assessed. The authors’ simulations explored varying numbers and networks of rovers as alternative sources of delivery and evaluated these resources’ impact against current flight line operations. This research indicates that the addition of five autonomous rovers can significantly reduce daily expediter delivery tasks, which results in additional expertise necessary to manage and execute flight line operations. The authors assert that this relief would translate into enhancements in aircraft mission capable rates, which could increase overall transport capacity and cascade into faster cargo delivery times, systemwide. By extension, the authors suggest overall inventory management could be improved through reduction in transportation shipping time variance, which enhances the Department of Defense’s overall supply chain resilience posture. When compared against existing practices, this novel research provides insight into actual flight line movement and the potential benefits of an alternative autonomous delivery system. Additionally, the research measures the potential savings in the workforce and vehicle use that exceeds the cost of the rovers and their employment.
      Citation: Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
      PubDate: 2022-06-07
      DOI: 10.1108/JDAL-10-2021-0013
      Issue No: Vol. 6 , No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Forecasting country conflict using statistical learning methods

    • Authors: Sarah Neumann , Darryl Ahner , Raymond R. Hill
      Abstract: This paper aims to examine whether changing the clustering of countries within a United States Combatant Command (COCOM) area of responsibility promotes improved forecasting of conflict. In this paper statistical learning methods are used to create new country clusters that are then used in a comparative analysis of model-based conflict prediction. In this study a reorganization of the countries assigned to specific areas of responsibility are shown to provide improvements in the ability of models to predict conflict. The study is based on actual historical data and is purely data driven. The study demonstrates the utility of the analytical methodology but carries not implementation recommendations. This is the first study to use the statistical methods employed to not only investigate the re-clustering of countries but more importantly the impact of that change on analytical predictions.
      Citation: Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
      DOI: 10.1108/JDAL-10-2021-0014
      Issue No: Vol. 6 , No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Transportation service level impact on aircraft availability

    • Authors: Vincent McLean , Adam D. Reiman
      Abstract: Aircraft fail to meet mission capable rate goals due to a lack of supply of aircraft parts in inventory where the aircraft breaks. This triggers an order at the repair location. To maximize mission capable rate, the time from order to delivery needs to be minimized. The purpose of this research is to examine the case of three airfields for the order to delivery time of mission critical aircraft parts for a specific aircraft type. This research captured data from three information systems to assess the order fulfillment process. The data were analyzed to determine the performance in fiscal year 2020. Using the model of that performance, the cost of reducing transportation times using publicly available commercial cost estimates was assessed against the impact on aircraft availability. The results indicate that paying the costs for expedited shipping would have increased aircraft availability by 1.09 times the average annual aircraft flying hours for the three cases. The cost for the equivalent of an additional aircraft for the year was a third of the annual straight-line depreciation for that aircraft type. This research assumed that the transportation time service levels publicly posted could be achieved. The weight of each mission critical part was not available, so the weight was selected from a probability distribution of mission critical part weights that was retrieved from prior research. This research provides options to enhance aircraft availability and identifies the associated costs. Adjusting the contract with transportation providers to reduce the transportation times of mission critical parts could have a large impact on aircraft availability at relatively little cost. This research could enhance aircraft readiness in service of the common defense. This research provides an effective methodology for enhancing military readiness through contract adjustments with commercial partners. The value of this research is that it will serve to adjust the value proposition of mission critical parts inside the United States Transportation Command’s Next Generation Delivery Service contract.
      Citation: Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
      PubDate: 2022-04-22
      DOI: 10.1108/JDAL-10-2021-0010
      Issue No: Vol. 6 , No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Pilot development: an empirical mixed-method analysis

    • Authors: Jonathan Slottje , Jason Anderson , John M. Dickens , Adam D. Reiman
      Abstract: Pilot upgrade training is critical to aircraft and passenger safety. This study aims to identify variances in the US Air Force C-130J pilot upgrade training based on geographic location and provide a model to enhance policy that will impact future pilot training efforts that lower cost and increase operator quality and proficiency. This research employed a mixed-method approach. First, the authors collected data and analyzed 90 C-130J pilots' aviation records and then contextualized this analysis with interviews of experts. Finally, the authors present a modified version of Six Sigma's define–measure–analyze–improve–control (DMAIC) that identifies and reduces the variances in C-130J pilot training, translating into higher quality outcomes. The results indicate significant statistical variances across geographically separated C-130J pilot training organizations. This leads some organizations to have higher proficiency levels in specific tasks and others with comparative deficiencies. Additionally, the data analysis in this study enabled a recommended number of flight hours in several distinct categories that should be obtained before upgrading a pilot to aircraft commander to enhance standards. This research was limited to C-130J pilot upgrades, but these results can be implemented within any field that utilizes hours as a measure of experience. Implications from this research can be employed to scope policy that will influence pilot training requirements across all airframes in civilian and military aviation. This research proposes a process improvement methodology that could be immediately implemented within the C-130J community and, more importantly, in any upgrade training where humans advance into higher echelons of a profession.
      Citation: Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
      PubDate: 2022-04-19
      DOI: 10.1108/JDAL-10-2021-0008
      Issue No: Vol. 6 , No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Analysis of vertical lift capabilities of US Navy (USN) in Humanitarian
           Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)

    • Authors: Aruna Apte , Scott Chirgwin , Ken Doerr , Davis Katakura
      Abstract: Vertical lift (VL) assets are vital and expensive resources in humanitarian missions. What and where supplies are needed evolves in short time following a disaster. The purpose of this paper is to offer analysis to understand the range of capabilities of these assets. The authors use scenario analysis to investigate the tradeoff between two key capabilities of VL, agility and speed. The authors do this by generating loads and distances randomly, based on historical data. In post hoc analysis, based on different factors, the authors investigate the impact of configuration of Expeditionary Strike Force (ESG) on providing disaster relief. The authors find the most effective deployment of VL in a HADR mission is in supplying essentials to victims in a focused region. Delivering sustainment requirements leads to substantial shortfall for survival needs. If the configuration of the ESGs were changed for HADR, it would better-meet the demand. Cargo capacity is modeled assuming every aircraft type was equal, in terms of mean and variance of cargo-capacity utilization. Detailed information on cargo-bay configurations was beyond the scope of our model and data. However, this means the benefit of standardizing cargo load-outs and the variability associated with randomized load-outs may be understated in the results. The analysis presents decision-makers with projections of VL asset performance in the early stages of disaster relief, to assist in planning and contingency planning. This research deals exclusively with the most critical but expensive capabilities for HADR: VL. The in-depth analysis illustrates the limitations and benefits of this capability.
      Citation: Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.1108/JDAL-10-2021-0012
      Issue No: Vol. 6 , No. 1 (2022)
       
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