The Army's new PC-based computer game, URBANSIM, test driven by a journalist--posted on Foreign Policy Online:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/09/28/Xbox_general?page=0,0

"Can a computer game teach the Army how to defeat the Taliban?" is the subtitle.  What do YOU think?

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Comment by Edward Mortimore Rose on May 30, 2013 at 1:56pm

Well to answer the question of can a computer game (simulation) teach how to defeat the enemy (Taliban)? I would say a definitive yes, providing the following are incumbent:

faith factoring

weapons factoring

ambush factoring

location factoring

solo/cell/group factoring

I'm sure that the American capabilities are well known and can be factored in.

Example of previous games - Sniper, Commando, Spies ..

A thought ..

Comment by Pelle Nilsson on October 6, 2011 at 3:54pm
Actually by "normal people" I mean "normal wargamers", not really "normal" people, but you knew that.
Comment by Pelle Nilsson on October 6, 2011 at 3:53pm
Interesting game. Looks like it could even be fun, or at least possible to turn into a fun game for normal people.  Also looks more than a little (Chris) Crawfordian.
Comment by brian s. b. on September 30, 2011 at 10:01am
it seems like you have to spread a lot of cash around in the game-which is realistic. it does give the game a monopoly feel. : ) it is a fascinating subject that could benefit from a multi-player experience,i.e. "turning" informants,double (triple?) agents that are potential terrorist,etc. LABYRINTH has gotten good reviews and a 2nd printing coming. i like my games to simulate something a bit older-foxbat&phantom and arab israeli wars are the closest era's i enjoy. 

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