Browsing All posts tagged under »Christopher A. King«

The End of Debates About the Human Terrain System?

February 17, 2013 by

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The End of Debates? Having been asked (and declined) to write commentaries, or respond to one or another essay on the Human Terrain System (HTS) over the past 18 months, I realized that I had enough, and had said enough that it did not warrant repetition. However, unlike others who said their piece, I might […]

U.S. Army Female Engagement Teams Expand: King Xerxes’ Queen Esther Cited

January 4, 2011 by

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[In connection with this article, please see the associated file uploads: COMISAF ppt or COMISAF pdf; FET pptx or FET pdf; ISAF Engagement with Females PDF; and the previous post: "Recommended ISAF Guidance for Female Engagement Teams"] “In the time of Xerxes, it is documented that the King took advice from his Queen which significantly […]

Recommended ISAF Guidance for Female Engagement Teams

January 4, 2011 by

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[The following consists of the speaking notes for a presentation delivered by Major Maria Vedder of the U.S. Army's Human Terrain System, from 23 February 2010, as a "strategic intelligence update." The original file can be accessed here as a PPT file and here as a PDF.] SPEAKING NOTES: OPTION 1 Good Morning Sir, It’s […]

Updates to U.S. Army Human Terrain System News

December 1, 2010 by

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I have some urgent updates to my last article, “U.S. Army Human Terrain System News: Hamilton Deserves Credit, CG TRADOC in Trouble, Training Woes“: “Please warn your sources in HTS that TRADOC G2 senior management is on to them. I was told this in a conversation I had with the TRADOC G2 today. It’s sad […]

U.S. Army Human Terrain System News: Hamilton Deserves Credit, CG TRADOC in Trouble, Training Woes

November 30, 2010 by

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Updated version: “Please warn your sources in HTS that TRADOC G2 senior management is on to them. I was told this in a conversation I had with the TRADOC G2 today. It’s sad that finding out your sources seems to be a priority. I hate to see anyone lose their job over this.” Clearly, program […]

Burlesque Afghanistan: Pulp Fiction from an Embedded “Reporter”

October 6, 2010 by

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This is the second in a two part series on recent examples of the Human Terrain System in the military’s own media, and in military-embedded media. The first was “The Many Faces of the Human Terrain System in Iraq.” Much more remarkable, and coming from a supposedly professional journalist who embedded with the U.S. Army […]

Canadian Responses to the Militarization and Securitization of Anthropology: Report #2 from the CASCA-AES Conference in Vancouver

May 22, 2009 by

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At the University of British Columbia in Vancouver last Saturday morning (16 May 2009) more than two dozen individuals gathered within the setting of the joint conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the American Ethnological Society (AES), for an “open session” titled, “Canadian Responses to the Militarization of Anthropology,” which followed from the […]

On the Militarization of Anthropology: Report #1 from the CASCA-AES Conference in Vancouver

May 20, 2009 by

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The joint conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the American Ethnological Society (AES) came to an end in Vancouver four days ago, and this should be the first of a couple of items to appear here pertaining the two sessions devoted to the militarization of anthropology and Canadian responses. The setting of the […]

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