The Rand Strategy Assessment System's Green Agent Model of Third-Country Behavior in Superpower Crises and Conflict. Revision
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Green Agent is one of several computer models used in the Rand Strategy Assessment System RSAS to support automated war gaming. The RSAS, including Green Agent, will be transferred to the government to use in gaming a broad range of superpower conflict scenarios. To judge the credibility of gaming results, one needs to understand the models, including Green Agent. The depth of understanding necessary will vary from person to person. For some people, a general overview of the RSAS will be sufficient a brief overview is incorporated in this Introduction. This Note is a technical description of the Green Agent model Section II outlines the range of political-military behavior the Green Agent is intended to simulate. Section III addresses the architecture of the model and should be of interest to RSAS users and computer modelers wishing to enrich or otherwise change Green Agent rules. The Green Agent architecture is fixed for the near future, but individual rules are inserted or improved continually. Appendix A provides the rules as they existed in July 1986. Discrepancies exist between the model as documented and the code in Appendix A, since all elements of the current RSAS are not capable of supporting some aspects of Green Agent design. Appendix B is a selected bibliography of RSAC publications.
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