A View from Below the Waterline. Gary Phillips, Director, TRADOC Intelligence Support Activity for the OneSAF Users Conference. Models are mathematical approximations of the real world. Real World. Model Representation. They are not a duplication of the real world !.
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Gary Phillips, Director, TRADOC Intelligence Support Activity for the OneSAF Users Conference
They are not a duplication of the real world !
Critical decisions are made based on “insights” from approximations of the real world.
It all has to be as “right” as possible to produce results that are usable for the intended purpose.
Does the result reflect our experiences in the real world ?
Simply putting entities in “man-dresses” using AK-47s and IEDS in a simulation is not Irregular Warfare.
Its all about the “arrows”
“Operational variables describe not only the military aspects of an operational environment but also the population’s influence on it. Joint planners analyze the operational environment in terms of six interrelated operational variables: political, military, economic, social, information, and infrastructure. To these variables Army doctrine adds two more: physical environment and time. As a set, these operational variables are often abbreviated as PMESII-PT.” FM 3.0