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

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE