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Teacher Development | Simulations and Exercises


Carrier Requirements Exercise
Thomas Hone

This exercise explores the nature of technological tradeoffs, ways of coping with technological uncertainty, and the relationship between strategic, operational, and tactical requirements on the one hand, and design possibilities on the other.


The July 1965 Decision to Escalate

Dr. Thomas Keaney

This exercise explores the circumstances, options, and risks addressed in the U.S. decision to escalate dramatically the commitment of U.S. ground troops in Vietnam.


Choosing Sides in South Asia:  The 1971 Crisis
Dr. Thomas Keaney and Hans R. Davies

This exercise explores the 1971 India-Pakistan War.

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