Burlesque Afghanistan: Pulp Fiction from an Embedded “Reporter”

This is the second 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 first was “The Many Faces of the Human Terrain System in Iraq.” Much more remarkable, and coming from a supposedly professional journalist who embedded with the U.S. Army… Read More Burlesque Afghanistan: Pulp Fiction from an Embedded “Reporter”

On the lighter side of darkness: “I LUV A MAN IN A UNIFORM!” is back

Many thanks to a student who, while reading “Do Pentagon Studs Make You Want to Bite Your Fist?” — “Pentagon Diva,” a pseudonymous Washington government employee who admires “studly guys in uniform slinging rifles” and runs a hilarious blog titled I Luv A Man In a Uniform, has apparently been outed in a recent issue… Read More On the lighter side of darkness: “I LUV A MAN IN A UNIFORM!” is back

Iraqi Insurgents Capture Human Terrain System Member: John Stanton

Iraqi Insurgents Capture Human Terrain Team Member: Issa T. Salomi by John Stanton Sunday, 07 February 2010 Steve Fondacaro and Montgomery Carlough, senior program management of the US Army’s Human Terrain System (HTS), were warned as early as 2007 that Human Terrain Team members in Iraq and Afghanistan would become prey for insurgent groups. They were… Read More Iraqi Insurgents Capture Human Terrain System Member: John Stanton

John Stanton: The New Face of the Human Terrain System

The New Face of the Human Terrain System: Goin’ to Kansas City on 1 April 2010. by John Stanton US Army Human Terrain System (HTS) principals recently produced a number of briefings adding up to a total of 133-pages of MS PowerPoint slides (pdf 3.6 Mb). For convenience’s sake here, we’ll use the title of the… Read More John Stanton: The New Face of the Human Terrain System