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American counterinsurgency : human science and the human terrain

Author: Roberto J González
Publisher: Chicago : Prickly Paradigm Press : Distributed by the University of Chicago, ©2009.
Series: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 34.
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Politicians, pundits, and Pentagon officials are singing praises of a kinder, gentler American counterinsurgency. Private military contract firms have begun employing anthropologists, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to help meet the US Defense Department's new demand. The $60 million Human Terrain System, an intelligence gathering program embedding social scientists with combat brigades in Iraq  Read more...
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González, Roberto J. (Roberto Jesús), 1969-
American counterinsurgency.
Chicago : Prickly Paradigm Press : Distributed by the University of Chicago, ©2009
(OCoLC)760252360
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto J González
ISBN: 9780979405747 0979405742
OCLC Number: 262883591
Description: iv, 134 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: The myth of a "gentler" counterinsurgency --
The origins of human terrain --
Phoenix rising? The birth of HTS --
Imaginary terrorists, virtual tribes: HTS as technological fantasy --
Social science and the imperial imperative.
Series Title: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 34.
Responsibility: Roberto J. González.

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The $60 million Human Terrain System (HTS), an intelligence gathering program that embeds social scientists with combat brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan, dramatically illustrates the approach. This  Read more...

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"A timely, hard-hitting critique of Human Terrain Systems and the dangers of social science subservient to counterinsurgency."-Counterpunch

 
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