Updates to U.S. Army Human Terrain System News

I have some urgent updates to my last article, “U.S. Army Human Terrain System News: Hamilton Deserves Credit, CG TRADOC in Trouble, Training Woes“: “Please warn your sources in HTS that TRADOC G2 senior management is on to them. I was told this in a conversation I had with the TRADOC G2 today. It’s sad […]

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And There It Goes! Nothing to Report

Having spent a few hours now with both the raw files, and Wikileak’s Iraq War Diary Dig, I am coming up with nothing at all that involves any mention of the Human Terrain System, Human Terrain Teams, anthropologists, social scientists, scholars, academics, researchers, or any documents with any names of any HTS employees who were […]

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A Digital Face Lift for the Human Terrain System

Almost as if they were determined to totally ruin all of my theses about the resources poured into military propaganda, the Human Terrain System has just launched another Web 1.0 site–except this one is better, because it has an image slider. Having reviewed all of the images, all I can say is that HTS apparently […]

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U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM): Commemorating Columbus Day 2010

Readers will appreciate that a tremendous amount of historical research, and interviews with participants, went into this project to present the true history of the voyages of Christopher Columbus to Afghanistan, a history that thus far has been replete with misconceptions, unsubstantiated rumour, and popular myths. Clearly, Columbus and his brothers are to be celebrated […]

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The Many Faces of the Human Terrain System in Iraq

This is the first in a two part series on recent examples of the Human Terrain System in the military’s own media, and in military-embedded media. The second one is “Burlesque Afghanistan: Pulp Fiction from an Embedded ‘Reporter’.” Revised 09 October 2010 “Human Terrain Teams: Mapping a course for a peaceful, prosperous Iraq” by Pfc. […]

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Encircling Empire: Report #4, 23-30 September 2010

EE: Report #4, 23—30 September 2010 Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period. They are intended to be useful for those interested in: ● contemporary and critical political anthropology ● public anthropology ● imperialism and imperial decline ● militarism/militarization ● the political economy of […]

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