Operation Anaconda Virtual Staff Ride

Friday, November 22 at 3:00pm

Rhodes Conference Room

Pizza and light refreshments will be provided.

The event is modeled on the military “staff ride,” a traditional tool of military education that seeks to understand conflict from the bottom up rather than the top down; participants play the roles of leaders at many points on the battlefield and at many echelons of command, recreating and reflecting upon the decisions made in the moment, with the information available, and by the individual on the spot.  It is a “virtual” staff ride in that it employs modern graphics and technology to “walk the terrain” — and to feel the “fog of war” — through Operation Anaconda, the culminating encounter from the initial U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2002.

For background information, click here to access the Operation Anaconda Overview.

If you are interested, please register here.

Questions? Contact Alexandra Pfadt at alexandra.pfadt@duke.edu