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Human quicksand for the U.S. Army, a crash course in cultural studies
Publisher: Harper's, USA
Date Written: 01/09/2008
Year Published: 2008
Resource Type: Article
Culture has become the latest buzzword in military circlesin the Pentagons 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review, cultural awareness is placed on a par with kinetic effects, i.e., those produced by bullets and bombs, as tools for winning this long war. The Human Terrain Teams are the vanguard in amassing this arsenal of awareness. Their mission is to learn something, finally, about the people whom the U.S. military has committed itself to defend or to kill.
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