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Should war games be added to official military professional reading lists?

Yes, recommends Lt. Col. Gregory Thiele.

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Yes, recommends Lt. Col. Gregory Thiele in January issue of Marine Corps Gazette. He notes that downtime now wasted waiting for say, a sickbay screening, could be used by Marines “playing wargames and developing their decision-making skills.” His picks include two “Frontlines,” “Panzer Corps, “Desert Fox,” “Drive on Moscow,” “Battle of the Bulge,” “Vietnam 65,” and “War in the East.”

If you agree, what war games would you recommend?

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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