Naval War College Review


Jake L. Shuford


This August the Naval War College will host a very significant event—Global War Game 2008. This game marks the Navy’s return to “Title X” war gaming, a strategic-level analytic activity that was discontinued in 2001.* The College originated this type of gaming in 1979, when the Navy decided to explore conflict with the Soviet Union on a worldwide scale. Its purpose was to help rebuild the Navy’s operational and strategic perspective, a perspective many felt had become too narrowly tactical.