Accession Number : ADA198655
Title : Beyond the Black Box: An Assessment of Strategic War Gaming
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Mobley, Jr, Arthur S.
PDF Url : ADA198655
Report Date : DEC 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 96
Abstract : War games are currently enjoying a revival of interest and popularity within the American defense community. Strategists, analysts, and policy-makers alike are turning more and more to gaming as a medium for education, planning and discovery. This thesis investigates the nature, utility, and limitations of strategic-level war gaming as a tool for strategic planning and international negotiations. It offers a perspective on gaming different (yet complementary) to that of operations research: war games are viewed as sources of synthetic history, to be studied and interpreted by historical-type methods. Theses.
Descriptors : *WAR GAMES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THESES, HISTORY, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL, MILITARY PLANNING, SOURCES
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE