Accession Number : AD0435038


Title :   STUDY FOR HYPOTHETICAL NARRATIVES FOR USE IN COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS PLANNING VOLUME III.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 62-31 Aug 63


Corporate Author : HUDSON INST INC HARMON-ON-HUDSON N Y


Personal Author(s) : Pfaff,William ; Stillman,Edmund


Report Date : Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 147


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 cenario 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 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. Finally, an extended scenario involving the causation, initiation, and course of a series of subwars escalating to a nuclear exchange between the United States and Soviet Union, derived by method (2), is presented in toto as Volume III of this Report, together with a rudimentary indication of the wayssuch scenarios can be used to aid the design and evaluation of existing and proposed command and control systems. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *WARFARE , SCHEDULING , GAME THEORY , CONTROL , NUCLEAR WARFARE , SIMULATION , FOREIGN POLICY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE