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A new methodology for modeling national command level decisionmaking in war games and simulations

Author: Paul K DavisSteven C BankesJames P KahanUnited States. Department of Defense. Director of Net Assessment.Rand Corporation.All authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA. : Rand, [1986]
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This report describes and illustrates a methodology for modeling National Command Level (NCL) decisionmaking in large-scale crisis and conflict involving both superpowers {u2014} a methodology that progresses from abstract concepts about superpower objectives and strategy through the step-by-step procedures for building an operational computer program. Its two key components are defining an "image" of Soviet or U.S.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul K Davis; Steven C Bankes; James P Kahan; United States. Department of Defense. Director of Net Assessment.; Rand Corporation.; Rand Strategy Assessment Center.
ISBN: 0833007351 9780833007353
OCLC Number: 13760469
Notes: "A report from the Rand Strategy Assessment Center."
"July 1986."
"R-3290-NA."
Description: xix, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Paul K. Davis, Steven C. Bankes, James P. Kahan ; prepared for the Director of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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This report describes and illustrates a methodology for modeling National Command Level (NCL) decisionmaking in large-scale crisis and conflict involving both superpowers {u2014} a methodology that progresses from abstract concepts about superpower objectives and strategy through the step-by-step procedures for building an operational computer program. Its two key components are defining an "image" of Soviet or U.S. decisionmaking, and moving from that imprecise image to a precise and coherent computer program. The report's sections outline the modeling approach; review the most important concepts underlying the approach; describe the systematic definition of alternative coherent images of the Soviet or U.S. NCL; describe building an operational computer program that is both transparent and able to explain its own decisions; and discuss initial experiences using prototype versions of the computer models.

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