Declaring the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System a Success: Rereading the CNA Report

[First, many thanks to John Stanton for notifying us of the release of the report discussed below, available here, and for his article. Here I take a somewhat different approach in describing and interpreting the contents of the report, and the conclusions it draws. In addition, or as an aside, readers may be interested in… Read More Declaring the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System a Success: Rereading the CNA Report

Center for Naval Analysis to Run HTS Independent Investigation: McFate Says, “We All Have Red Blood”

Tony Bartuca, writing for Inside the Army (pay for read), reports that the Center for Naval Analysis, (CNA Analysis & Solutions) has been contracted by the Pentagon’s Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to conduct the Independent Assessment requested by the US House Armed Services Committee (HASC).  The remainder of the article features sweetness and… Read More Center for Naval Analysis to Run HTS Independent Investigation: McFate Says, “We All Have Red Blood”

Changing Fortunes in Washington: The Evolution of House Armed Services Committee Reports on the Human Terrain System

Recycled news—because it’s always tastier when it’s refried. At different times on this blog over the past two years we have quoted the House Armed Services Committee on its views of the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System. The latest report is causing some to wonder what is really being said, and how to interpret it.… Read More Changing Fortunes in Washington: The Evolution of House Armed Services Committee Reports on the Human Terrain System

Human Terrain System Criticized by U.S. Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee (HASC) has issued a criticism of the Human Terrain System, limiting its funding until the U.S. Army can submit a formal review that addresses “certain concerns.” (Thanks as well to “Napkin Chagnon” for the update.) In a document titled, “H.R. 5136 – Nation Defense Authorization Act for… Read More Human Terrain System Criticized by U.S. Congress