War on the Rocks: More Space Wargames, Please

November 18, 2020

There’s no stopping the expansion of the great-power competition into space. A modest investment to boost the Department of Defense’s space wargaming would substantially improve survivability and overall effectiveness of military’s future space architecture, writes Shane Bilsborough, a lead analyst with MITRE’s Center for Technology & National Security.

Establishing a Space Wargaming Incentive Fund “would send an unambiguous demand signal to government, industry, and other potential space wargame suppliers that resources and attention have been mobilized to rapidly expand the space wargaming base and seed early efforts,” Bilsborough writes. The fund would also encourage development of new visualization tools, supporting models, and approaches to support wargaming.

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