SIMULATION OF MILITARY CONFLICT
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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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.
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics