Editorials: September 2008 Archives
whatever means, of a military operation involving two or more opposing
forces, using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual
or assumed real life situation.” It seems that Russia, the European Union and the United States of America, are in a very real war-game about the future of new Europe. Grabbing “living-space” for Russia in Georgia must be a move made with a greater strategy. Certainly it must be part of a larger campaign, but what is the goal?
Not long ago, ‘total annihilation’ had the United States and the former USSR both engaged in war-games to determine the outcome of such a scenario should it escalate to “World War III”. Thanks to war-game strategic studies by the likes of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), only three outcomes where determined to be possible in the confrontation between the two powers: “1. Loss of Command and Control 2. Unleashing Tactical Nuclear Weapons 3. Gas or Biological Attack“.