Wargame Explores Space Operations in 2023

Air Force Space Command will conduct the seventh Schriever Wargame at Nellis AFB, Nev., beginning on Friday. Schriever Wargame 2012, set in the year 2023, will explore critical space issues and investigate the integration activities of multiple US and allied agencies associated with space systems and services, stated AFSPC officials in a release. As part of the broader wargame, Nellis will also host Schriever Wargame 2012 International Game that will include participants from Australia, Britain, and Canada, and for the first time in the wargame’s history, country representatives from NATO partners Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Among the wargame’s objectives, participants will examine how to: increase space resilience in a contested environment; determine challenges associated with space defense; and examine the operational integration of cyber into space defense. About 270 military and civilian experts will participate, according to the release. (See also NATO release) (For an in-depth look at Schriever Wargame 2010, the sixth iteration in the series, read Hard Lessons at the Schriever Wargame from Air Force Magazine’s 2011 archive.)