Wargaming in peace prepares for war. This is a simple and straightforward assumption in both civilian and service world views. Whether board games, computer models, or fleet exercises, there is a notion that such mental simulation encourages operational readiness—it is the recipe for victory.
"Wargaming, an Enforcer of Strategic Realism: 1919-1942,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 39
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol39/iss2/3