IDF uses ‘Black Swan’ to train cadets for Hezbollah battles

07.12.2011                      11.Kislev. 5772

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IDF uses ‘Black Swan’ to train cadets for Hezbollah battles

After five years of training, some commanders feel scenarios that are regularly practiced have become too simple and insufficiently challenging.

Concerned that training exercises have become too sterile, the IDF’s Bahd 1 Officer Training School has instituted a new regimen aimed at preparing future officers for the uncertainty and chaos that comes with war.
The new training regimen is the brainchild of Col. Eran Niv – commander of Bahd 1 for the past year – and is called “Black Swan,” referencing the theory developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb regarding events that take people by surprise….