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Human quicksand for the U.S. Army, a crash course in cultural studies

Featherstone, Steve

Publisher:  Harper's, USA
Date Written:  01/09/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article

“Culture” has become the latest buzzword in military circles—in the Pentagon’s 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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