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LG tools for asymmetric wargaming
Author(s): Boris Stilman; Alex Yakhnis; Vladimir Yakhnis
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Paper Abstract

Asymmetric operations represent conflict where one of the sides would apply military power to influence the political and civil environment, to facilitate diplomacy, and to interrupt specified illegal activities. This is a special type of conflict where the participants do not initiate full-scale war. Instead, the sides may be engaged in a limited open conflict or one or several sides may covertly engage another side using unconventional or less conventional methods of engagement. They may include peace operations, combating terrorism, counterdrug operations, arms control, support of insurgencies or counterinsurgencies, show of force. An asymmetric conflict can be represented as several concurrent interlinked games of various kinds: military, transportation, economic, political, etc. Thus, various actions of peace violators, terrorists, drug traffickers, etc., can be expressed via moves in different interlinked games. LG tools allow us to fully capture the specificity of asymmetric conflicts employing the major LG concept of hypergame. Hypergame allows modeling concurrent interlinked processes taking place in geographically remote locations at different levels of resolution and time scale. For example, it allows us to model an antiterrorist operation taking place simultaneously in a number of countries around the globe and involving wide range of entities from individuals to combat units to governments. Additionally, LG allows us to model all sides of the conflict at their level of sophistication. Intelligent stakeholders are represented by means of LG generated intelligent strategies. TO generate those strategies, in addition to its own mathematical intelligence, the LG algorithm may incorporate the intelligence of the top-level experts in the respective problem domains. LG models the individual differences between intelligent stakeholders. The LG tools make it possible to incorporate most of the known traits of a stakeholder, i.e., real personalities involved in the conflict with their specific individual style.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4716, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VI, (15 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474939
Show Author Affiliations
Boris Stilman, STILMAN Advanced Strategies and Univ. of Colorado/Denver (United States)
Alex Yakhnis, STILMAN Advanced Strategies and SUNY/Brockport (United States)
Vladimir Yakhnis, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4716:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VI
Alex F. Sisti; Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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