Theater Force Evaluation System,
GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA
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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the principal features of CEM III, outline its structure, and discuss its applications. The CEM is a fully-automated, deterministic computer simulations of theater-level, non-nuclear warfare with a continuous FEBA. Once the inputs have been developed and the Start button pushed, the simulation proceeds without user intervention. One of its most important features is the extensive set of decision routines. Periodically during the war a commanders estimate of the situation is made for each unit on both sides, at every echelon from division up to theater. Combat is resolved in the CEM to brigade-level engagements. The outcome of each engagement is sensitive to the mix of weapons within the combat forces and Tac Air on both sides. Combat across an entire theater can be portrayed for several months but because of the high-speed computation, a day of combat requires only a few minutes on the CDC 6400 computer.