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(c) Reconciliation of these criteria with prevailing economic, political, sociological, and ecological limitations. The ultimate object of this
phase of War Research is to rationalize the heretofore informal operations of the war system. It should provide practical working procedures through
which responsible governmental authority may resolve the following war-function problems, among others, under any given circumstances:
1) how to determine the optimum quantity, nature, and timing of military expenditures to ensure a desired degree of economic control;
2) how to organize the recruitment, deployment, and ostensible use of military personnel to ensure a desired degree of acceptance of
authorized social values;
3) how to compute on a short-term basis, the nature and extent of the loss of life and other resources which should be suffered and/or
inflicted during any single outbreak of hostilities to achieve a desired degree of internal political authority and social allegiance;
4) how to project, over extended periods, the nature and quality of overt warfare which must be planned and budgeted to achieve a desired
degree of contextual stability for the same purpose; factors to be determined must include frequency of occurrence, length of phase, intensity of
physical destruction, extensiveness of geographical involvement, and optimum mean loss of life;
5) how to extrapolate accurately from the foregoing, for ecological purposes, the continuing effect of the war system, over such extended
cycles, on population pressures, and to adjust the planning of casualty rates accordingly.
War Research procedures will necessarily include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) The collation of economic, military, and other relevant data into uniform terms, permitting the reversible translation of heretofore
discrete categories of information. 
(b) The development and application of appropriate forms of cost-effectiveness analysis suitable for adapting such new constructs to computer
terminology, programming, and projection. 
(c) Extension of the "war games" methods of systems testing to apply, as a quasi-adversary proceeding, to the nonmilitary functions of war.
(4) Since both programs of the War/Peace Research Agency will share the same purpose - to maintain governmental freedom of choice in respect to war
and peace until the direction of social survival is no longer in doubt - it is of the essence of this proposal that the agency be constituted without
limitation of time. Its examination of existing and proposed institutions will be self-liquidating when its own function shall have been superseded by
the historical developments it will have, at least in part, initiated.