Co-Revolutionary Competition:
An Alternative War Game Inspired by the New Sciences
January 14-15, 2003

INTRODUCTION
SPEAKERS
GAME TIMELINE

Blue Move 5

Illustrations by Matt Sullivan, Alphachimp Studio, Inc.

Previous Move - ReCap

Summary of Strategy

    • Build intnatl pressure to stop the IO attacks, and Information campaign against Blue
    • Define the economic attack as a hostile act
    • Develop negotiating leverage against Red
    • Develop political leverage within Red
    • Detailed assessment and response to IO attacks Information campaign to improve relationships with Rafta and European nations
    • Underwrite the security for the sea lanes
      • Counter drug and humanitarian operations with Red
      • Approach Orange about coalition operations
    • Protect Blue access to markets
    • Advocate balance news coverage in Red
    • Assess progress of investments

Expectations v. Outcomes

    • Lie like snakes
    • Retreat from Cyber Attacks for a brief period
    • Exploit their bio break through
      • They will not share the benefits of the BioTech advance
    • Red will Sell Defense Tech to a country friendly to Blue.
    • Some internal political pressure on Red will increase in response to Blue efforts

Assessment of success

    • Gradual but steady reduction in cyber attacks against Blue with Red claiming major role
    • Red moves from restricted access to eliminating access to Orange for tourism
    • Red continues to support opposition groups in Orange to undermine the regime
    • Increased terrorist attacks in Orange
    • Red offers to buy Purple’s entire yearly oil output
    • Blue pill QC requires recall, with Red pill entering pharmaceutical market as substitute

Move Brief - Objective

  • Continue to build international pressure against cyber attacks
  • Stop the Cyber Attacks
  • Confirm the source and correlation of all attacks
    • Cyber
    • Economic (e.g., tourism, Purple Oil, QC)
  • Continue to insure Blue’s access to the Red region

Move Brief - Actions

  • Covertly Deploy Blues Cyber attack against Red to deplete but not eliminate Reds financial Resources and distribute them amongst multiple disadvantaged countries
  • Address UN re. Cyber Attacks
  • Investigate Reds Bio Tech developments
  • Maintain ongoing military, political and economic initiatives in the region
    • Build Base on Orange
  • Bank roll Orange’s purchase of Miltary hardware (covertly)
  • Approach Red on sharing their Tech Developments

Move Brief – Expected Response

  • Covertly Deploy Blues Cyber attack against Red to deplete but not eliminate Reds financial Resources and distribute them amongst multiple disadvantaged countries - Cry
  • Address UN re. Cyber Attacks - Deny
  • Investigate Reds Bio Tech developments
  • Maintain ongoing military, political and economic initiatives in the region
    • Build Base on Orange – Isolate Orange and Cancel UCAV deal
  • Bank roll Orange’s purchase of Miltary hardware (covertly)
  • Approach Red on sharing their C.N.A. Tech Developments -

Minority Opinions

  • Covertly Deploy Blues Cyber attack against Red to deplete Reds financial Resources and distribute them amongst multiple disadvantaged countries

Summary and Observations

  • In general, blue was able to achieve their initial strategic objectives
    • Blue gained strategic bases in the region
    • Red succeeded at some low level with economic attacks
  • Warfare had been taking place from day 1 on an economic level and succeeded in making a dent in our economy although the extent is not quantifiable
  • Red was able to highly leverage small funds
    • Is their strategy self destructive in the long run due to complexity, are the outcomes predictable?
  • Should have taken the gloves off sooner
  • EBO did not identify attack by correlating multi-dimensional events as intended by the original investment
    • Reluctant to take aggressive action due to lack of confirming data
  • Difficult but not impossible to lock out opponent’s options

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