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Author Kania, Elsa B., author

Title Learning warfare from the laboratory : China's progression in wargaming and opposing force training / Elsa B. Kania and Ian Burns McCaslin
Published Washington, DC : Institute for the Study of War, 2021


Description 1 online resource (39 pages)
Series Military learning and the future of war
Military learning and the future of war
Contents Executive summary. -- Introduction. -- Wargaming in military learning. -- Historical evolution of PLA Wargaming. -- Wargaming competitions and national defense education. -- AI in PLA wargaming initiatives. -- Live wargames for "actual combat" training. -- Concluding reflections. -- Policy considerations and recommendations. -- Endnotes
Summary This report starts by tracing the trajectory of wargaming within the PLA in modern Chinese history and then continues to examine the progression of PLA blue forces in its OPFOR program. The analysis initially reviews a series of recent wargaming competitions, examining the introduction of AI systems into wargaming and considering commercial contributions to wargaming. Our research also considers the progression of OPFOR exercises (exercises that involve a force tasked with representing an enemy) that have expanded and increased in sophistication with the use of improved blue forces. We examine what wargaming and OPFOR exercises can reveal about the PLA's capacity to learn and adapt to the challenges of future warfare. In closing, we raise considerations and potential recommendations for US policy
Notes "September 2021"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-39)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Understanding War, viewed September 9, 2021)
Subject China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun -- Training
SUBJECT China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun. fast (OCoLC)fst00535717
Subject War games -- Government policy -- China
Military education -- China
Soldiers -- Training -- China
Military education.
Soldiers -- Training.
Form Electronic book
Author McCaslin, Ian Burns, author
Institute for the Study of War (Washington, D.C.), publisher.
Other Titles China's progression in wargaming and opposing force training