A Design for War Prevention Games,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The present Note has two major purposes 1 To develop an integrative model of the Soviet-American relationship in crises which integrates the behavioral processes involved in the political decisions with the strategic, political, and military substance that is crucial to reality-based policymaking and 2 to explore means of implementing the model in a technologically sophisticated, multi-party gaming design. Major models that analysts have posed to describe how wars grow out of crises have been considered. The Integrated Model shows promise for fruitfully combining traditional foreign policy and strategic perspectives with behavioral and systems science concepts in the analysis of nuclear crisis prevention and management between the superpowers. The authors then present a manual politico-military game design based on the Integrated Model, which would use empirical constructed data bases to inform and refine policy-oriented hypotheses.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics