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USAID Using War-Game Scenarios To Address Potential Health, Development Crises

Bloomberg News: Peace Games: Aid Agency Plays Out Ebola, Starvation Scenarios With the Tools of Roman Generals
“… As the U.S. deals with increasingly complex, interlocking security risks — from disruptive technologies to climate-driven food and water shortages and virulent extremism and nationalism — some officials are borrowing a tool from the military in an effort to identify the triggers for instability. The aim is to defuse them before they become threats. The U.S. Agency for International Development is reinventing military war-gaming — an ancient concept — to prevent wars rather than win battles…” (Gaouette, 1/6).

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