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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 9:39 p.m. PST

…Nuclear War?

"On a recent morning, 15 teenage girls and young women reported for duty at an office overlooking the Pentagon. Their mission: Save the world from nuclear war.

"This is where I want you to stop being you," said Stacie Pettyjohn, a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, a defense think tank. "You're going to have to start to role-play."

Pettyjohn was leading a war-game exercise on North Korea. Typically, military commanders and policymakers use war gaming to test strategies and their likely consequences. But nothing about this game was typical. It was designed by women RAND's "Dames of War Games" for teenagers from Girl Security, a nonprofit that introduces girls to defense issues. The partnership was a first for both groups; it's among a series of recent efforts to boost women's participation in national security…"

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Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 10:02 p.m. PST

Excellent.

Andrew Preziosi14 Apr 2020 10:56 a.m. PST

Agreed!

In all ways possible and imaginable!

Legion 414 Apr 2020 2:06 p.m. PST

Neat !

emckinney14 Apr 2020 3:42 p.m. PST

Well, girl gamers did win the Battle of the Atlantic …

Ten Fingered Jack14 Apr 2020 4:00 p.m. PST

I wonder what will happen when PC meets reality.

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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 5:34 p.m. PST

Yes, most excellent.

We did something like this in my sophomore year of high school. I don't understand why tools like this aren't used constantly.

But this particularly manifestation is encouraging.

Augustus14 Apr 2020 6:38 p.m. PST

And once again, they dont say where the miniatures come from?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 8:44 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it guys!. (smile)


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Fitzovich15 Apr 2020 7:00 a.m. PST

Very interesting article, Thanks for Posting.

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 9:13 a.m. PST

We did something like this in my sophomore year of high school. I don't understand why tools like this aren't used constantly.

Cool. Yep, we had a "Model UN" in my high school and once a year we'd do a "crisis" exercise which was primarily about avoiding a war, but then laid what happened if we failed to resolve the crisis using flip cards.

Oh, if you wanted to, you could come in at lunch time to the teacher's room and play it out with Risk or Supremacy:

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 12:29 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it too my friend!. (smile)

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von Schwartz15 Apr 2020 4:46 p.m. PST

Maybe we should start offering to bring our minis to local schools in our respective areas, for the history classes. Maybe spark an interest in history and perhaps recruit some new gamers to the cause.

Uparmored16 Apr 2020 2:51 a.m. PST

I've run alien invasions of my city for migrant English students. There is also a university near me that has a defence club that runs these kind of wargames. I've been meaning to join..

Russ Lockwood22 Apr 2020 6:26 p.m. PST

Maybe we should start offering to bring our minis to local schools in our respective areas, for the history classes. Maybe spark an interest in history and perhaps recruit some new gamers to the cause.

HMGS has a program to do just that and has put on miniatures-as-history games in various schools. At Cold Wars, they noted they would work with volunteers to bring minis into schools. HMGS.org should have info.

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