Over 470 reports have been published online concerning the relationships between anthropology, other parts of academia, and the military and intelligence agencies since 2001. The items covered here consist of online publications of the mainstream and alternative media, documents online referred to by journalists, statements and reports from professional associations, and journal publications by some of the key actors. The period in focus stretches mostly from 2000 to 10 February 2010. Blog posts, too numerous, are generally not included in this bibliography/archive, nor are books (which generally cannot be annotated and archived in their non-electronic formats) — indeed, a Google search for “human terrain system” returns almost 5.9 million results. The focus here is largely on the Human Terrain System; the Pentagon’s Minerva research initiative; the role of intelligence agencies in American universities, the use of social science research for developing torture techniques used in Abu Ghraib (Iraq) and Guantánamo (U.S. colony in Cuba); and, the use of social science in fashioning a “culturally sensitive” counterinsurgency doctrine.
These materials are presented in a variety of formats, each of which serves a particular purpose. The HTML list following below is for easy and rapid access, and to generate an output that can be mined by search engines. The Diigo list/archive provides the same items but with a difference: extended extracts from each piece are provided, along with each item’s own archived web page, especially since already many items are beginning to vanish from the Internet. The Diigo PDF does not provide the archived pages, but is a printable version of the extracts for each item. The PDF bibliography for downloading is identical in content to what follows on this page. Finally, the complete list of all posts on HTS and Minerva published on this blog since its inception are provided in a separate Diigo list (again with each post archived via Diigo).
Items are presented in no particular order. This is the only item that will be updated for the foreseeable future. You can also play the entire collection as Webslides.
Identical to what is presented below on this page, in alphabetical and chronological order, but with neither the extracts nor the archived web pages offered above. [45 pages, 210 Kb]
Same as the above, except that archived web pages are not included. The items are mostly in alphabetical order. This file will not be updated. [990 pages, 14.6 Mb]
A complete list and archive of all 204 posts published to date on this blog dealing with anthropology, the Human Terrain System, and the Minerva Research Initiative. They are presented in the order in which they appeared, with the earliest posts appearing first.
Photo: (left) Army Capt. Thomas H. Melton, a native of Shreveport, La., and commander of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, and Marcus Griffin, an anthropologist for the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (left-center), talk with an Iraqi woman inside her home in Ghazaliyah, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2008. Photo by Sgt. James P. Hunter, USA. http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=48766