Social science goes to war : the human terrain system in Iraq and Afghanistan (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Social science goes to war : the human terrain system in Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Montgomery McFate
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 was embedded groups of mixed military and civilian personnel, known as Human Terrain Teams (HTTs), whose mission was to conduct social science research and analysis and to advise military commanders about the local  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Ressource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Montgomery McFate
ISBN: 9780190492137 0190492139
OCLC Number: 950474622
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Responsibility: Montgomery McFate, Janice H. Laurence, and General David Petraeus.

Abstract:

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 was embedded groups of mixed military and civilian personnel, known as Human Terrain Teams (HTTs), whose mission was to conduct social science research and analysis and to advise military commanders about the local population. Bringing social science - and actual social scientists - to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was bold and challenging. Despite the controversy over HTS among scholars, there is little good, reliable source material written by those with experience of HTS or about the actual work carried out by teams in theatre. This volume goes beyond the anecdotes, snippets and blogs to provide a comprehensive, objective and detailed view of HTS.

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