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An Operator's Guide to Human Terrain Teams focuses on the use of Human Terrain Teams in Afghanistan. The Human Terrain System is an innovative military intelligence support program used by the US Army that employs civilian social scientists with backgrounds in linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and regional studies to provide military commanders with clearer insights into the local population and culture in the regions in which they are deployed.
United States Naval War College, Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Newport, Rhode Island
CIWAG Case Studies, Special forces, cultural awareness, counterinsurgency, Military Intelligence
Nigh, Norman, "An Operator’s Guide to Human Terrain Teams" (2011). CIWAG Case Studies. 12.