Accession Number : AD1023610


Title :   Exploring Anthropology's Value to Military Strategy Since 2000


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States


Personal Author(s) : Fiechtner,Robb B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1023610.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : Anthropology evolved alongside colonial militaries. The expertise of anthropologists was utilized to ensure the success of military members charged to implement the strategy of colonial expansion. Since World War II, however, the profession of anthropology in America has engaged in a debate about the ethics of this traditional role of anthropologists. The cooperative role between anthropology and the military reached its lowest point after several unfortunate incidents in the 1960s that continue to haunt every proposal of cooperation to this day. As the US took action after the calamity of September 11, 2001, military experts began to understand that their scope of responsibility had expanded into territory best understood with cultural insight.


Descriptors :   military operations , military tactics , culture (social sciences) , lessons learned , second world war , counterinsurgency , iraqiwar , unconventional warfare , anthropology , international organizations , military strategy , stability operations , military doctrine , ethics


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE