Accession Number : ADA326400

Title :   Strategic Wargaming: JLASS into the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bondi, James J.

PDF Url : ADA326400

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to develop a Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) plan that allows the United States Army War College (USAWC) to employ or emulate the 21st Century C4I capabilities in support of the Joint Land, Aerospace, and Sea Simulation (JLASS) exercise. The JLASS exercise is a Senior Level College (SLC) exercise jointly sponsored by Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National War College, Army War College, Naval War College, Air War College, and Marine Corps War College. This study examines the strategic wargaming technical capabilities and potential of JLASS, focusing on classified electronic-mail (email) and video teleconferencing (VTC) capabilities when used as distributed collaborative planning tools. The 'ends-ways-means' analysis will conclude with a recommendation that the Army War College transition into JLASS wargaming architecture that employs or emulates the 21st Century C4I systems on which students can train in the classroom. This study concludes with a course of action that will integrate SLC classroom education with 'real-world' technology and distributed collaborative planning tools.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *WAR GAMES, *STRATEGIC WARFARE, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY EXERCISES, ARMY PLANNING, VIDEO SIGNALS, AIR LAND BATTLES, CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), ELECTRONIC MAIL, STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE