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- DescriptionRehearsing and transforming combat Between the First and the Second World War, the U.S. Navy used theexperience it had gained in battle to prepare for future wars throughsimulated conflicts, or war games, at the Naval War College. In Playing War John M. Lillard analyzes individual war games in detail, showinghow players tested new tactics and doctrines, experimented withadvanced techlogy, and transformed its approaches through thesewar games, learning lessons that would prepare them to make criticaldecisions in the years to come. Recent histories of the interwar period explore how the U.S. Navy digested the impacts of World War I and prepared itself for World WarII. However, most of these works overlook or dismiss the transformational quality of the War College war games and the central role they played in preparing the navy for war. To address that gap, Playing War details how the interwar navy projected itself into the future through simulated conflicts. Playing War recasts the reputation of the interwar Naval War College as an agent of preparation and invation and thewar games as the instruments of that agency.
- Author BiographyJohn M. Lillard is a manager at Newport News Shipbuilding inVirginia and an adjunct professor of history at Tidewater CommunityCollege, USA. He served fifteen years as a naval officer, was previously anoperations analyst who worked in support of numerous Navy, MarineCorps, and Air Force acquisition programs, and has worked in the fieldof wargaming, modeling, and simulation since 1995. His work has appearedin the Naval Institute's Proceedings magazine and Rotor and Wing.
- Author(s)John M. Lillard
- PublisherPotomac Books Inc
- Date of Publication27/10/2016
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationDulles
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPotomac Books Inc
- Content Note22 illustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
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