Zero Anthropology: Top Articles for 2013 That You Probably Missed and Shouldn’t Have

This was a year of giant losses, especially with the passing of monumental figures such as Hugo Chávez (March 5) and then Nelson Mandela exactly nine months later (December 5). While Chávez’s successor seems to have rebounded successfully, lengthening his electoral lead in what is already the second election victory for Venezuela’s ruling PSUV since… Read More Zero Anthropology: Top Articles for 2013 That You Probably Missed and Shouldn’t Have

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”

Human Terrain Teams in Wikileaks’ Afghan War Diary: Raw Data

The following items were extracted from Wikileaks’ newly released Afghan War Diary. The files were downloaded from the raw HTML dump, and then searched using “HTT” –there were no results when using HTS or HTAT as search words. While we reserve commentary and analysis for an upcoming post, we welcome readers to not only copy… Read More Human Terrain Teams in Wikileaks’ Afghan War Diary: Raw Data

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