Back in 2007, the US Army boosted its presence on the streets of Baghdad. The innovators and students at Phil Sabins War Studies program @ Kings College are hard at work looking at how the events there played out the factors involved and are creating simulations to better understand world events.
In an attempt to curb the death squad violence ravaging the city. Sadr faced a choice, ramp up the violence and their potential losses in order to achieve a punishing political loss for the US or stand down and wait to see what the US actually planned and undermine its goal of protecting the populace versus fighting insurgents door to door.
makes for fascinating reading and great potential simulation on the nexus between, force, populace, politics and sentiment. Winning one mind at a time versus mass coercion.
How would you handle this?