A discourse on limited war and on its many related areas of interest (e.g., the causes of limited war, ways to keep it limited, the weapons necessary to fight such wars, and the role of international commitments, support agreements, and assistance pacts). Limited war gaming at RAND is described as a technique developed to answer these questions, and some of the ways in which the analysis of these hypothetical wars may be used are examined.
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