The US military can no longer afford to be reactive, leaving critical cost analyses to the months and years following operations or full-scale conflicts. By leveraging cost in wargaming as part of the Joint planning process, DOD can provide Congress and the American taxpayers a range of potential costs associated with various military engagements that reflect fiscal and operational realities.
Air and Space Power Journal
Reese, J. N., Ritschel, J. D., Langhals, B. T., & Engle, R. (2021). Integrating Cost as a Decision Variable in Wargames. Air and Space Power Journal, 35(4), 35–46. https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/ASPJ/journals/Volume-35_Issue-4/RM-Reese.pdf