Accession Number : AD0638497

Title :   CENTRAL NUCLEAR WAR GAMES.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DALKEY,N. C.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A simplified central nuclear war game called STROP is discussed. This is an aggregated model of the nuclear exchange coded for an IBM 7040-44. It involves one kind of missile, one kind of bomber, bomber area defenses, bomber local defenses, and antiballistic missiles. All other targets are lumped into a single class of value targets. Strategic choice is limited to the allocation of missiles and bombers to the various kinds of targets. Timing factors, such as warning time and rate of fire, and retargeting capabilities are input parameters. STROP is designed to fit into a family of models, specifically, a hierarchy consisting of an intermediate level and a highly detailed simulation of the nuclear exchange. The results of the more aggregated routines can be fed as partial inputs into the more detailed routines. Thus it is possible to check the reasonableness of STROP outcomes by comparison with the more extensive models.

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, *GAME THEORY), (*WAR GAMES, NUCLEAR WARFARE), MILITARY STRATEGY, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE