To supplement the report by John Stanton, ?US Congress Requests Assessment of Army?s Human Terrain System: Independent Assessment Due from SECDEF by March 2010,? one should note the following background documents to which the request for the assessment refers.
Before I became a journalist, I did a PhD in social anthropology, a branch of social science that endeavours to understand the cultural dynamics of
At 4.4 million years old, Ardipithecus ramidus, uncovered in 1992, is nearly 1.2 million years older than the famous Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis). This finding, among many others, will finally be published in full in today?s edition of Science magazine. The materials will be available for FREE to everyone (non-subscribers must register).
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Once again, this article was sent in by John and is gratefully reproduced here with his permission.
I am also happy to advertise the fact that John has published a book of his work on the Human Terrain System: General David Petraeus? Favorite Mushroom.
My most recent post Army-Anthropologists call Afghans ?Savages? received a lot attention, so it might be necessary to write a new post after the debates in the comment field and via email.
It seems that the Sydney Morning Herald reporter misunderstood. The part about the The Zadran who are called ?utter savages? and ?great robbers? who live in a country that was ?a refuge for bad characters? is not written by contemporary Human Terrain Team (HTT) army anthropologists. The quote is 90 years old!