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Briefly stated, the scenario tells what happened and describes the environment in which it happened. It may be prepared for a number of purposes. First, it may be looked upon as a general background against which defense policies are considered. Second, it may be designed to provide the opening or setting for a war game. Third, it may be prepared to provide an environment in which to examine the functioning of a weapons system or strategy. Fourth, what is far more dangerous and objectionable, a scenario may be prepared for the express purpose of making a particular weapons system or strategy look good in that environment. Finally, a scenario may be used as a background for contingency planning.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics