Accession Number : AD0434798


Title :   STUDY FOR HYPOTHETICAL NARRATIVES FOR USE IN COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS PLANNING. VOLUME 2. THE ALTERNATIVE NATIONAL POLICY CARD DECK


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Sep 1962-31 Aug 1963


Corporate Author : HUDSON INST CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY


Personal Author(s) : Dustin, Sara ; Singer, Max ; Pfaff, William ; Kahn, Herman


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/434798.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : This Report presents four techniques for the systematic simulation of possible future environments within which United States command and control systems may be called upon to operate. The Report contains: (1) Twenty-three Future Worlds, or total environments, designed for use as scenario contexts; (2) 40 detailed Alternate Area Projections, for the Soviet Union, Western Europe, China, Japan, South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa, designed as war-gaming constraints and usable in an extensive series of combinations; (3) the Extended Area Projection, a systematic method for deriving the possible detailed character of future diplomatic and strategic actors, in this case the U.S.S.R. for 1965, 1970, and 1975; and (4) the Alternative National Policy Card Deck, a propaedeutic device for devising possible United States policies to interact with the environments generated by methods (1), (2), and (3) above.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , GAME THEORY , OPERATION , SOCIOMETRICS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE