Michael Peck

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Yahtzee Meets the Hot Zone

As the Ebola virus begins to spread out of West Africa, with the first victims appearing in the United States and Europe, the world trembles ...

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Like Stratego, But With More Bagpipes

Damn that William Wallace. Damn that stupid movie Braveheart. And curse this infernal board game that compels me, Edward Longshanks, King of England, to relive ...

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Luke, I Am Your President

My dear Americans and future subjects, As you know, a recent poll rated me more favorably as a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential election ...

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Think It’s Easy to Shoot Down an Airliner With a Missile?

Buttons, switches, and knobs. A pale green radarscope mounted in a drab, gray instrument panel. Mysterious symbols and numbers denoting an aircraft six miles high ...

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Building a Warship for the Video Game Generation

Have Xbox players taken over the U.S. Navy? Will America's aircraft carriers be launching "Angry Birds" against China and Iran? You could be forgiven for ...

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Storm the Beaches from your Living Room

D-Day isn't just one of history's epic battles. It is also a magnet for wargamers. The Normandy invasion has that magic ingredient that is irresistible ...

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The Holy City of the Living Dead

Just when you thought the Middle East had seen every possible combination of political, religious, and ethnic strife, there comes a deadly new war that ...

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Congratulations, You Have Been Martyred!

Virtual jihadists have found new targets, and for once, they're not the United States or its allies. Two new online games from the Islamic State ...

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The Battle for Lviv

Back in 2007, when I heard that a game designer named Brant Guillory was making a wargame, called "Orange Crush," that played out a NATO-Russia ...

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Northern Fights

Warships from the U.S. Navy will someday be sailing alongside the Royal Canadian Navy supply ships HMCS Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay, perhaps on a NATO ...

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About Michael Peck

Michael Peck is an award-winning writer specializing in defense and national security issues. He holds an MA in political science from Rutgers University.

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