A new video game will let you be president for the day and wage war as you see fit.
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"Tell Me How It Ends," created by The Truman National Security Project and being released Friday, puts players in the commander-in-chief's seat and gives them the option to launch bombs against Iran.
The game will provide intelligence reports and briefs, just like the president of the United States receives. The creators hope that the game will increase the public's knowledge on national security issues and the difficulty in making war-related decisions.
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The game's name stems from a comment General David Petraeus said at the start of the Iraq war in 2003, reports the Defense News blog.
"While the Iraq war may have been easy to start, the end game was far from clear," Truman Project Media Relations Director Stephanie Dreyer told Defense News. "Ten years later, one of the lessons of America’s second longest war is the need for an honest discussion of both the cost of war and the exit strategy from any military engagement. The purpose of this game is to teach Americans the cost and consequences of military engagement with Iran."
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