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April 20, 2023

CNAS Defense Team Conducts Tabletop Exercise for the House Select Committee on the CCP

On Wednesday, April 19, the CNAS Defense Program and Gaming Lab ran a TTX that explored a confrontation with China over Taiwan for the House China Select Committee. With Stacie Pettyjohn leading, Becca Wasser and Andrew Metrick played the role of China against lawmakers acting as advisors to the President in this fictional exercise set in 2027. This exercise offers a unique form of analysis that can help inform decision makers on strategies for strengthening deterrence in the region.


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Under the watchful eye of “game-master” Stacie Pettyjohn, director of the CNAS defense program, the lawmakers will play advisers to the president, a.k.a. the Blue Team.Becca W...

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The Gaming Lab at CNAS

Conducting innovative unclassified games and exercises on a range of challenging national security issues....

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