A Retrospective Look at Some Strategy and Force Evaluation Games.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The report documents the history of SAFE Strategy and Force Evaluation, a two-sided manual force posture planning game played at Rand six times in 1962, and compares the ten-year U.S. and SU postures generated with those that actually occurred. SAFE was played for orientation purposes, not forecasting. SAFE included no role-playing and no attempt to simulate bureaucratic games or lag times, but only to develop the rational strategic consequences of given policies, budgets, and limited intelligence information. Suggestions for an improved, semiautomated strategic planning game are given. A SAFE bibliography is appended.
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