Accession Number:

AD0646345

Title:

SIMULATION OF MILITARY CONFLICT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The use of simulation in support of military decisions is discussed. War games such as STRAW, SWAP, COW, TAGS, STAGE, and TEMPER are briefly reviewed, and the hypothetico-duductive approach is considered. The four uncertainties which the military analyst faces in the evaluation of weapon systems and weapons employment, i.e. stochastic, epistemic, strategic, and axiological, are examined in detail. It is concluded that one of the greatest challenges facing the operations research community is the development of more powerful techniques for dealing with complex situations.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE