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Friday, April 18, 2008


This is coolbert:

Here is the group that runs the simulations, "games" that are of a geo-political nature, having a military dimension? "Game" playing the participants of which are from the highest echelons of the U.S. government, elected and otherwise!

"Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)"

From the web site of CSIS listing just a smattering of "Simulations and Tabletop Exercises"!

(1) Steadfast Resolve.

"The Steadfast Resolve exercise was planned to address the concern that poorly designed government response to the next terrorist attack could disrupt America’s economy and society as much or more than the attack itself."

(2) Dark Winter: Bioterrorism Simulation Exercise

"Dark Winter simulated a U.S. National Security Council meeting at which senior officials were confronted with a smallpox attack on the United States."

(3) Silent Vector: A Critical Energy Infrastructure Simulation Exercise

"The events of September 11 and additional intelligence on al Qaeda demonstrate the potential for an attack against the infrastructure of the United States."

(4) Black Dawn: A Scenario-Based Exercise on Catastrophic Terrorism

"The exercise aimed to develop a set of actionable recommendations for the EU, NATO and individual European governments to prevent terrorists from acquiring and using WMD."

This is the type of simulation that Senator Obama and the congressman were involved in?




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