U.S. Army Female Engagement Teams Expand: King Xerxes’ Queen Esther Cited

[In connection with this article, please see the associated file uploads: COMISAF ppt or COMISAF pdf; FET pptx or FET pdf; ISAF Engagement with Females PDF; and the previous post: “Recommended ISAF Guidance for Female Engagement Teams“] “In the time of Xerxes, it is documented that the King took advice from his Queen which significantly… Read More U.S. Army Female Engagement Teams Expand: King Xerxes’ Queen Esther Cited

Recommended ISAF Guidance for Female Engagement Teams

[The following consists of the speaking notes for a presentation delivered by Major Maria Vedder of the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System, from 23 February 2010, as a “strategic intelligence update.” The original file can be accessed here as a PPT file and here as a PDF.] SPEAKING NOTES: OPTION 1 Good Morning Sir, It’s… Read More Recommended ISAF Guidance for Female Engagement Teams

Afghan Vignette 3: Protecting Civilians, Winning Hearts and Minds

Speaking of cowards and animals, not to mention “terrorists,” NATO has just delivered a mighty blow to its much vaunted claims to be “protecting civilians” and winning “hearts and minds,” by burning alive as many as 90 of these hearts and minds in an air strike that took place within the past 12 hours. Faced… Read More Afghan Vignette 3: Protecting Civilians, Winning Hearts and Minds