Andrew Garfield’s Commercial Plea for War Research, and the Reality of Ethics in Human Terrain Teams

Two very different, but related, items have been published online this past week, related to the Human Terrain System and embedding anthropologists/social scientists in counterinsurgency. The first one I mention–unsurprisingly published by the Small Wars “Journal” –is written by Andrew Garfield of Glevum Associates, a private defense contractor that we have encountered here many times […]

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Human Terrain Teams Feared More than CIA: John Stanton

Human Terrain Teams Feared more than CIA: Cureton Blinded for Life, Laurie Adler Returns by John Stanton 12 May 2010 …You have no sense about the intriguing world of intelligence gathering! I am dead scared of a Peace Corps…Team wanting to help a strategically important country affected by a natural disaster [rather] than a CIA […]

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Public Propaganda, The Human Terrain System, and Staged Democracy in Afghanistan

Some interesting reports have surfaced over the past three weeks concerning  initiatives with links to the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System (HTS), along with reports about control exercised over U.S. journalists, both of which come under the rubric of public propaganda (what proponents call “public diplomacy” and others call “strategic communications”). Gary Langer of ABC […]

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CONTENTS

The following is a list of all articles published on ZA, starting from the latest article to appear: Land, Labour, and Power in a Colonial Catholic Mission in Trinidad From Hollywood to Hitler: Rethinking the Cultural Politics of Propaganda State of the Empire: Reviewing 2019 Global Giants: American Empire and Transnational Capital Pearls before Swine […]

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