So You Want to Join the Human Terrain System: Welcome, Anthropologist

An excellent little video that neatly summarizes, in the appropriately burlesque fashion, the situation of unqualified anthropologists who join the Human Terrain System, and the desperate and deceitful nature of the sales pitch that they get from recruiters. Just my overblown misinterpretation? Not really, now that Col. Steve Fondacaro, former head of HTS, is corroborating so… Read More So You Want to Join the Human Terrain System: Welcome, Anthropologist

The Leavenworth Diary: Double Agent Anthropologist Inside the Human Terrain System

[Max Forte: The following article by John Allison, an anthropologist and former employee of the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System, offers us an inside look at the workings of HTS and its training program, adding to a growing body of insider accounts published as leaks to John Stanton’s many articles, as comments on this blog… Read More The Leavenworth Diary: Double Agent Anthropologist Inside the Human Terrain System

Defense Contractors from Dante’s Circles of Hell: Sequel to Human Terrain System I?

As of 11 October 2010, 23 contractors had expressed an interest in running the US Army’s Human Terrain System and getting a share, or all, of the $7 million that comes with a contract award. Within that group of 23 contractors are some that have already had extensive experience with the US Army’s Human Terrain… Read More Defense Contractors from Dante’s Circles of Hell: Sequel to Human Terrain System I?