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

The Human Terrain System: Global Counterinsurgency, Global Espionage, Global Occupation

Max Forte: The article that follows was written by John Allison, a former member of the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System. It was posted earlier as a comment on a report (Revealing the Human Terrain System in Wikileaks’ Afghan War Diary) that the media actively chose to ignore (specifically, Joanne Kimberlin of The Virginian Pilot).… Read More The Human Terrain System: Global Counterinsurgency, Global Espionage, Global Occupation

“Useless Anthropology”: Strategies for Dealing with the Militarization of the Academy

The following is a copy of the paper I delivered at the CASCA-AES conference in Vancouver on Friday, 15 May, 2009, for a panel organized and chaired by Dr. Greg Feldman titled, “The Use of Culture and Anthropology in Counter-insurgency and Peacekeeping Operations.” The audio copy of this paper may contain minor discrepancies compared with… Read More “Useless Anthropology”: Strategies for Dealing with the Militarization of the Academy