I don't know why this is military simulator day here at Lunabean, but it seems to be. Anyway, this article
(free reg. req.) from the NY Times details another kind of military simulator, a language simulator where a soldier plays as a "Sergeant Smith" who is approaching an Arab village. All communication must be done in Arabic and Sergeant Smith must be aware of indigenous customs so as not to offend or cause anger amongst the townspeople. The simulator is played out on a laptop, something that many soldiers have access to in Iraq. Let's simply hope that all of this technology helps everybody involved to be more safe.
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