U.S. Army Starving its Civil Affairs Functions: Prefers New Age HTS, PRT’s

“If the expansion of the Human Terrain System gains traction at TRADOC it could kill any efforts to develop a cultural expertise construct by the Civil Affairs community, specifically the Civil Affairs Proponent at USA JFK SWCS.  Everybody is looking to get as much money as they can for their organizations as the Defense budget… Read More U.S. Army Starving its Civil Affairs Functions: Prefers New Age HTS, PRT’s

Patricia Omidian, Applied Anthropologist in Afghanistan, on the Human Terrain System

Dr. Patricia A. Omidian started her work in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1997. She traveled to and conducted research in Afghanistan from 1998 to 2001, before moving to Kabul in March 2002 where she was based until January 2007 — she has been on the ground from before 9/11 until well after the US invasion and… Read More Patricia Omidian, Applied Anthropologist in Afghanistan, on the Human Terrain System