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CIA WANTS VIDEO GAME FOR ANALYSTS

"The CIA is set to spend several million dollars to develop a video game aimed at helping its analysts think like terrorists," reports the Washington Times."The agency's Counter Terrorist Center, or CTC, is working with the Los Angeles-based Institute for Creative Technologies on a project designed to help its analysts, 'think outside the box,'" a CIA spokesman tells the paper.In the not-too-distant past, the Insitute has helped the Army build video games that supposedly help "develop leaders that can deal with complex problems, ones that involve emotional issues, political issues and social issues.""Among those leadership tasks: getting a team to clear a house, protect aid workers, or hold off a mob from a U.S. embassy."Guess they didn't get that one ready in time for Iraq.Check this Wired News story from 2001 for more.

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