Applied Physics Communications Vol 8, p. 227 (1988)
Coauthor: Robert Piacesi
[A shortened version of this article also appeared in Physics & Society (January 1989)]
Markov processes represent a powerful method for quantifying questions related to the survivability of strategic nuclear forces. This paper gives an elementary introduction to Markow processes and chains followed by a simple anti-submarine warfare example in which the scenario of a surveillance-surge attack is treated as a steady state Markov process.