Accession Number : AD0760521

Title :   War Games + Knowledgeable Dicisionmakers = Better Decisions.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Wayne D.

Report Date : 22 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The basic question is what top management should know about computer-assisted war gaming. A literature search, discussions with war gamers and decisionmakers, as well as participation in war gaming have provided ample data. The relative position of war gaming in the spectrum of solution techniques available to the decisionmaker, discloses the usefulness of this approach to providing insights into today's military problems. An understanding of war gaming procedure, terminology, models, and how they are used provide the basis for guidelines to assist the user of war games in recognizing the overall values and limitations of war gaming.

Descriptors :   (*WAR GAMES, *DECISION MAKING), GAME THEORY, DECISION THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE