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The War Game: A Critique of Military Problem Solving

The War Game: A Critique of Military Problem Solving

By Carry D. Brewer and Martin Shubik

Harvard University Press, 1979, 385 pp.

This RAND book is a major study of modeling and gaming in order to simulate actual armed combat. Such activities play a role in establishing defense budgets and military strategy, but they are little understood. The authors seek both to explain this profession to the wider audience and to recommend ways of improving its performance. This is a serious work, and its subject should be better understood by those who discuss today's "war scenarios."