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How the Pentagon Uses “Jeopardy” to Train Its Special Operations Forces | The Intercept
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How the Pentagon Uses “Jeopardy” to Train Its Special Operations Forces | The Intercept

Army Green Berets, Delta Force operators. You know them for night raids and assassinations and drone strikes. They’re the tip of the spear, the elite of the elite, shadow warriors fighting shadow wars from Somalia to Syria, Iraq to the Philippines.

U.S. Special Operations forces use special weapons and employ special tactics, of course. What you probably didn’t know is that they also employ a special version of the $25,000 Pyramid game show. And a special version of the game show Jeopardy. And before their actual secret missions, they may well have played a video game called “Secret Mission.” But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Let’s start at the start. U.S. Special Operations Command operates a school to teach courses that are germane to special operators.

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