Accession Number:

AD1042834

Title:

Reflections on the Human Terrain System During the First 4 Years

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

Naval War College Newport United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The Human Terrain System HTS is a U.S. Army program that recruits, trains, and deploys mixed military and civilian Human Terrain Teams HTTs, which embed with military units in Iraq and Afghanistan. These teams conduct social science research about the local population to provide situational awareness to the military and enable culturally astute decision-making, enhance operational effectiveness, and preserve and share socio-cultural institutional knowledge.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE