Accession Number : ADA195744

Title :   An Italian Perspective of Wargaming in the Mediterranean: Requirements and Possibilities Based on the U.S. State of the Art.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Coccia, Maurizio

PDF Url : ADA195744

Report Date : 23 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : This study is based on four basic assumptions. The first is that warfare simulation is a necessary tool for cost-effective examination of local crisis and war situations. The second is that the Italian political, diplomatic and military establishment can take advantage of a strategic simulation structure in its continuous process of assessing all situations that might affect or threaten the national interests. The third assumption is that the Italian national interests, both as a Mediterranean theater. This theater is continuously threatened by local crisis and economic issues that are interlaced with North-South and East-West confrontations. Thus, the region is characterized by high worldwide impact and reactions to area events to the extent that a full appreciation of the local situation must be in a worldwide context. The fourth and final assumption is that in the attempt to conceive and design and global simulation structure it is necessary to consider the more advanced technological capabilities of the U.S.. This U.S. leadership is due to the availability of the most advanced technology in the world and the long experience in the warfare simulation field. Keywords: Theater strategic analysis. (KR)

Descriptors :   *WAR GAMES, *ITALY, CONTINUOUS PROCESSING, GLOBAL, IMPACT, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SIMULATION, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, WARFARE, MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE