Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Poker = World Peace?

by , May 3, 2009 | 3:34 pm

Interesting article circulating among soldiers of fortune and military experts looking for new ways to win end the war in Afghanistan by applying game theory to situations on the ground. Not to give away the ending, but in assessing whether a village is more likely to support the Taliban or the Coalition, the Small Wars Journal says:

Can a round of poker solve Afghanistan’s problems? Not exactly, but understanding the basics of game theory can offer military planners an alternative way to design solutions to the wicked problems they may face.

Full article (pdf) here. Via @HowardHLederer via Bill Rini.

ALT HED: Poker = Whirled Peas