Wired: When War Games Meet Video Games

“You’d hardly expect to find dozens of defense strategists
setting aside two weeks at a time to play a video game. But then,
Urban Resolve is no ordinary video game.

“Developed by the U.S. Joint Forces Command, or JFCom, a
division of the Department of Defense, the $195,000 program is a
combat simulation on a massive scale. It pits two opposing teams of
soldiers against one another in a fight for control over a city
under siege, and it’s capable of modeling the behavior of the
nearly 1 million entities–the soldiers, civilians, cars, tanks and
so on–that might exist in such a conflict…”