Accession Number:

ADA540778

Title:

Successfully Managing Insurgencies and Terrorism Effectively (SMITE)

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jan 2008-Sep 2010

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

SMITE sought to develop a wargame to assist the examination of the applicability of new technology and TTPs and secondarily provide a modifiable tool useful for training, educating and assisting American and allied planners committed to COINCT ATFP efforts hereafter referred to simply as COIN. SMITE assessed various hypotheses on how to measure progress in COIN operations incorporating the most influential measures into planning support tools in new ways based on new ideas and technologies. Furthermore, SMITE analyzed state of the art methodologies for measuring, monitoring, and assessing COIN operations, tested them against both historical and potential COIN scenarios, and created a pen-and-paper wargame training tool as a result see Appendix D - SMITE Rules Set 1.0 for more. Due to the broad scope and time lengths covered in the wargame, the resulting granularity is very broad.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE