In War Games, Matt Lightman takes the sides of the USSR in Global Thermonuclear War. That means the WOPR ("War Operation Planned Response" computer) took the side of the USA. However, in NORAD control the WOPR was sending missle launch signals from the USSR.
My theory was WOPR, who was trying to win the game and did not know the difference between game or reality* was trying to provoke the actual USA into launching its real missiles to win the game. Did I understand the movie correctly
*In the movie Matt Lightman ask
Is this a game or is it real?
What is the difference?