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