Independent Assessment of Human Terrain System: Findings to Pentagon on 19 July 2010

The Independent Assessment of the US Army’s Human Terrain System requested by the House Armed Services Committee is scheduled to be completed on 19 July 2010. The Center for Naval Analyses—CNA–was contracted by the Undersecretary of Defense, Intelligence, to conduct the Independent Assessment. According to Tim Sullivan of the CNA, “The International Affairs Group (IAG)… Read More Independent Assessment of Human Terrain System: Findings to Pentagon on 19 July 2010

American Anthropologists against Counterinsurgency: Part Two

On 04 December, 2007, I posted the first part of this review of postings collected on the blog dedicated to the statement issued by the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association. The original statement issued by the Executive Board was released on 31 October, 2007. In this second part, long delayed, I will review… Read More American Anthropologists against Counterinsurgency: Part Two

Militarizing Anthropology: Links to news, essays

Speaking of getting to know the enemy, here is a list of articles in which the new breed of imperialist anthropologists is either the darling of the elite’s media, or where one of them expounds on her charming views of the need to get to know people better before the military decides which ones to kill. What is amazing is… Read More Militarizing Anthropology: Links to news, essays