Some time in the late 80s or early 90s, Scientific American had a fascinating
article about aircraft simulators, and how advancements in computer technology
had already greatly improved their quality. One thing really struck me: a
military flight trainer was quoted saying that pilots who survive their first
five combat missions have a better than 95% probability of surviving *all*
subsequent missions, regardless of the number -- and that the simulators
available *then* (ten+ years ago) could give training equivalent to (IIRC)
seven or eight combat missions.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
That is indeed quite correct. I remember that same issue.
However, I fail to see how the parallel can be established
with training spooks with simulators to detect terrorists.
When all the relevant intelligence about those same terrorists
for that simulation comes from "untrained" spooks who failed
to detect them.
Kinda Catch-22 if you get my meaning...
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