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Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan

Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190216726
eISBN:
9780190492137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216726.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The Human Terrain System (HTS) was catapulted into existence in 2006 by the US military's urgent need for knowledge of the human dimension of the battlespace in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its centrepiece ... More


Introduction: Unveiling the Human Terrain System

Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence

in Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190216726
eISBN:
9780190492137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216726.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Military units deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan before 2006 knew little about the political system, economic life, or culture of the countries in which they would be fighting a war. This ignorance ... More


Hearts, Minds, and Militarization

Joy Rohde

in Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Human Terrain System (HTS). The HTS was designed to make the Iraq and Afghanistan wars less violent and the American military effort more ... More


The Four Pillars of Integration: How to Make Social Science Work in a War Zone

Kathleen Reedy

in Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190216726
eISBN:
9780190492137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216726.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Drawing on experiences on HTTs in Iraq and Afghanistan, the author, an anthropologist specializing in the Middle East, reflects on key aspects of integrating social science into the military ... More


Playing Spades in Al Anbar: A Female Social Scientist Among Marines and Special Forces

Jennifer A. Clark

in Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190216726
eISBN:
9780190492137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216726.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses some of the challenges experienced by a civilian female HTS social scientist as she worked in Iraq with both the Marines and the Special Forces, especially the process of ... More


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