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We're not in California anymore...
Posted by WJWalton on Fri 10 of July, 2009 09:47 PDT
The LA Times gives us another piece on live-action roleplaying in the military - U.S. diplomats use military role-playing to prepare for Iraq assignments (external link)

The diplomats slept on cots and worked out of a tent on a base surrounded by re-created Iraqi villages. Each day, they strapped on flak vests over their business jackets and clambered into armored carriers to meet with local leaders, played by Iraqi immigrants. They confronted insurgent attacks, corrupt officials and sectarian rivalries.

"You can forget at times that you are in California," said Wesley Robertson, a public diplomacy officer who is trading a post in Chennai, India, for Iraq's violent Diyala province.

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