Game Politics: Truman National Security Project Offers Web Game Exploring the Ramifications of a U.S. War with Iran
Game Politics writes about Truman’s new Iran simulation war game:
The Truman National Security Project plans to launch a browser-based game this week that explores the United States’ political and military involvement with Iran, according to a report in Defense News. The group describes itself as an institute that recruits and trains progressives to lead on national security issues.
The point of the game is to explore the consequences of what would happen if the United States engaged Iran in a war. The game is called “Tell Me How This Ends,” and takes its name from a 2003 quote from General David Petraeus, who expressed his frustration with the lack of an exit strategy for the Iraq War.
The game sounds like it is mostly a multimedia affair, putting players in the shoes of the U.S. President, who will have to make tough decisions and then deal with the consequences of those decisions, good or ill. It offers a lot of information before those decisions are made like news and intelligence reports.
The views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Truman National Security Project or Educational Institute