Accession Number : ADA192575

Title :   The Rand Strategy Assessment System at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 87-Mar 88,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Tritten, James J ; Channell, Ralph N

PDF Url : ADA192575

Report Date : 24 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Report describes the RAND Strategy Assessment System (RSAS) installation at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The RSAS attempts to combine the best features of political-military gaming and analytic modeling. THe RSAS can be run in a near automatic mode with essentially two expert systems playing against each other or as an interactive game with human players. In between these extremes, the RSAS can be used as an analytic tool to support research and instruction. RSAS models are not yet completely developed to the satisfaction of Navy users. The Navy should continue to encourage development of maritime models and continued in-house expertise in the use of the system. When fully operational, the RSAS will be a unique system that will aid Navy analysts and decision-makers who, for the first time, will have models that can represent every level and location of the political and military dimensions of warfare simultaneously. Keywords: Wargaming, Simulations, Rand Strategy Assessment SYstem, Strategy.

Descriptors :   *WAR GAMES, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *NAVAL WARFARE, ANALYSTS, AUTOMATIC, INTERACTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, POLITICAL SCIENCE, STRATEGY, WARFARE, STRATEGIC WARFARE, LAND WARFARE, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE