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Truman Project to launch Iran War web game

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Putting you in the President's seat

The Truman National Security Project – an institute that recruits, trains and positions progressives across America to lead on national security – is launching a browser-based game this week based on America's political and military involvement with Iran.

Titled Tell Me How This Ends, the game intends to teach "players about the costs and risks of military action against Iran". The interactive, multimedia game features in-game news reports and intellegence briefings and puts players in the seat of the President of the United States.

In a statement provided by the Truman Project, a spokesperson said: "At the start of the Iraq war in 2003, when General David Petraeus said, ‘Tell me how this ends,' he was expressing a frustration that while the Iraq war may have been easy to start, the end game was far from clear.

"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. We feel these important questions are missing from the public debate around Iran. The purpose of this game is to teach Americans the cost and consequences of military engagement with Iran."

Tell Me How This Ends will launch on Friday October 19th and will coincide with the launch of a TV advertisement.