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Documents: Investigations into the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System

February 19, 2013 by

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In line with the publication of this report in USA Today, “Army plows ahead with troubled war-zone program” by Tom Vanden Brook, February 18, 2013, we are offering readers copies of many of the documents produced by investigations into the conduct of the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System, with mirror links for each. There are a total of […]

Declaring the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System a Success: Rereading the CNA Report

February 19, 2011 by

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[First, many thanks to John Stanton for notifying us of the release of the report discussed below, available here, and for his article. Here I take a somewhat different approach in describing and interpreting the contents of the report, and the conclusions it draws. In addition, or as an aside, readers may be interested in […]

Congressionally Mandated Report of the U.S. Army Human Terrain System: Center for Naval Analyses Investigation is Online

February 16, 2011 by

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The Center for Naval Analyses report (CNAR) on the US Army’s Human Terrain System (HTS) is available on our site (31 Mb, PDF).  The report acknowledges that there were a number of success stories within HTS but that institutional and management woes crippled the program. The authors of the CNAR did a bang up job […]

Pride and Prejudice in U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System

August 2, 2010 by

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“Col Sharon Hamilton [acting HTS program manager], does not know what is going on here in Iraq because if she was aware of the behavior here, she would not tolerate the dysfunction that continues within the organization.” “The rules and regulations within the HTS program only apply to minorities or other people whom the team […]

Independent Assessment of Human Terrain System: Findings to Pentagon on 19 July 2010

July 8, 2010 by

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The Independent Assessment of the US Army’s Human Terrain System requested by the House Armed Services Committee is scheduled to be completed on 19 July 2010. The Center for Naval Analyses—CNA–was contracted by the Undersecretary of Defense, Intelligence, to conduct the Independent Assessment. According to Tim Sullivan of the CNA, “The International Affairs Group (IAG) […]

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