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A description of the methodology of the Project SIERRA war games, including air, sea, ground, and logistic factors, as well as political and economic aspects. This Memorandum is intended for use as a reference by small staffs studying limited war by means of war-gaming techniques. The author discusses (1) background material on the general nature and usefulness of war games, (2) the preparations needed for war-game exercises, (3) gaming, (4) the functions of the player and control teams and the procedures of play, and (5) game evaluation. As only war-gaming methods are considered, the results of the Project SIERRA limited-war studies are not included.

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