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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


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


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


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