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Encircling Empire: Report #18—Elections, Independence, Counterinsurgency

November 5, 2012 by


Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period, providing links and representative extracts or key passages from each resource, usually focusing on certain countries/continents and/or processes in each report. The focus of the reports ranges from imperialism discussed in broad strokes, to specific facets of […]

Video Propaganda: Human Terrain System on National Geographic

June 10, 2010 by


In terms of American mainstream media propaganda at the service of U.S. wars of occupation, and particularly favourable to the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System, my vote for the most generous treatments, in descending order, are first the piece in the San Francisco Chronicle, second this prize in The Atlantic, third this recommendation to Obama […]

How to Get More Frequent Flyer Miles for Your Zombie

June 5, 2009 by


Is it a surprise any more, that Paula Loyd should be resurrected for one more promotional tour for the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System? I am referring here specifically to the piece by Amy Yee, in the June 2009 issue of The Progressive, conveniently titled “A Friend Falls in Afghanistan” (thanks to a commentator on […]

David Price: The Press and Human Terrain Systems – Counterinsurgency’s Free Ride

May 29, 2009 by


The following article by David Price appeared in the 07 April 2009 issue of CounterPunch, reproduced here since it very much bears on the following post for today: Like a mad scientist’s slime monster that will not die in a 1950s B Movie, the Human Terrain System’s counterinsurgency teams not only somehow remains alive in […]

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

May 20, 2009 by


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 […]

Unhappy New Year for Counterinsurgency’s Social Scientists

February 17, 2009 by


So, the Human Terrain System, as we have known of it, is finally imploding. The “proof of concept” program, that got three of its young researchers killed, has apparently proven itself beyond repair. In the latest installment of reporting on the Human Terrain System, John Stanton continues to outline the transition of the program as […]

Counterinsurgency Field Manual: Links to Discussions

November 7, 2007 by

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The following is a list of links to some current discussions and debates taking place online surrounding David Price’s criticisms of the supposed scholastic soundness of the US Army and Marine Corps’ Counterinsurgency Field Manual: “Ivory Tower? Or Glass?” Small Wars Journal Regular readers here are aware that Dr. David Price is an ardent critic […]


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