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In the wake of the intelligence bungles that propelled the United States into the Iraq war, it's no secret that the nation's spies have been working to improve the quality of their analysis. Now the top U.S. military intelligence agency has come up with a new tool for teaching recruits critical thinking skills: videogames.
Source @ Wired.com

I think this is an iteresting artile. The military have been using videogames and things similar for MANY years to run simulations and to train. Figured it was only a matter of time until the intel agencies started to as well.

If done right this could be a good way to save money in training if done correctly. Saddly money with either (A) not saved because they will contract someone to make a specialty program for billions or (B) The money they save will just be tossed into another sink hole.

Either way a neat read.
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Wow very interesting. Thanks for posting!
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Heh, ever been in an Aces (Acer?) Flight simulator? Now thats the dream gaming room...

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Can we play them for free?

I know there's another game where soldiers learn to interact in foreign lands and customs.
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I don't think these "games" will be freely open to the public, who knows.

I was in the US Army for about 5 years and we did use games similar to America's Army for training on occasion when ranges and areas were already booked with training going on. We even had a competition vs the developers when it first came out for PR.

Neat stuff either way.
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Can we play them for free?

I know there's another game where soldiers learn to interact in foreign lands and customs.
I'd like to play this game too

What's the other game? I'm intrigued now
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What's the other game? I'm intrigued now

Sandia and U.S. Army's America's Army simulation helps Special Forces learn adaptive thinking and cultural awareness
July 26, 2005
http://www.sandia.gov/news-center/ne...ericaarmy.html
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We used things like this in the Air Force. Not the stuff meant for “spies” though. Some **** was way interesting some was about as boring as watching golf on TV without HD, or beer..
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Can we play them for free?

I know there's another game where soldiers learn to interact in foreign lands and customs.

Yeah its called Ghost Recon LOL
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