Sources Sought to Run Human Terrain System: Insiders Glevum and McNeil Technologies in the Hunt

“The need now is to get a decent contracting company in there that is actually focused on the job and they just might prove some worth as a force multiplier.” On 22 September 2010 The U.S. Army Contracting Command Center at Fort Eustis posted a Sources Sought request (fbo.gov) to support the U.S. Army Human… Read More Sources Sought to Run Human Terrain System: Insiders Glevum and McNeil Technologies in the Hunt

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

Mapping the Terrain of War Corporatism: The Human Terrain System within the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

UPDATED: 03 March 2010; 17 March 2010; 19 March 2010; 22 March 2010; 26 April 2010; 03 June 2010; 05 June 2010; 30 November 2010; 10 June 2011; 30 September 2011; 03 March 2013 At least 37 corporations have vested interests, through contracts gained, in supporting the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System (HTS) in particular,… Read More Mapping the Terrain of War Corporatism: The Human Terrain System within the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

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