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Anthropology and Counterinsurgency: The Strange Story of Their Curious Relationship

@article{McFate2005AnthropologyAC,
  title={Anthropology and Counterinsurgency: The Strange Story of Their Curious Relationship},
  author={Montgomery McFate},
  journal={Military review},
  year={2005},
  volume={85},
  pages={24}
}
  • Montgomery McFate
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Military review
  • SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS is going on inside the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Over the past 2 years, senior leaders have been calling for something unusual and unexpected--cultural knowledge of the adversary. In July 2004, retired Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr., wrote an article for the Naval War College's Proceedings magazine that opposed the commonly held view within the U.S. military that success in war is best achieved by overwhelming technological advantage. Scales argues that the… CONTINUE READING

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