Wired: Anthropologists Launch ‘Human Terrain’ Probe

This report in WIRED titled, “Anthropologists Launch ‘Human Terrain’ Probe” by David Axe was just published today. According to the reporter, “The American Anthropological Association, which represents some 10,000 social scientists, has launched a formal study of the Army’s controversial, year-old ‘Human Terrain System,’ which embeds civilian anthropologists in combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The reporter was also quick to note the contradictions in the statements made by AAA president, Setha Low, in first problematizing the work of anthropologists in counterinsurgency, and then saying there were not enough anthropologists in the program.

2 thoughts on “Wired: Anthropologists Launch ‘Human Terrain’ Probe

  1. Where is your scientifically derived data to support your claims? Or are you and your friends pseudo-scientists?

  2. To support which claims? A scientist would ask a precise question, correct?

    By the way, I don’t have the science chip on my shoulder, I am not a scientist and never want to be one.

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