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  1. Background In the most immediate sense, HTS was developed as a response to concerns about mismanagement of US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, in particular, to the negative effects of recognized "deficiencies" in US military "cultural understanding" of these countries.

    • February 2007 – September 2014
    • TRADOC
  2. Oct 1, 2017 · 9 For an in-depth analysis of the dynamics of the teams, see Christopher J. Lamb, James Douglas Orton, Michael C. Davies, and Theodore F. Pikulsky, Human Terrain Teams: An Organizational Innovation for Sociocultural Knowledge in Irregular Warfare (Washington, DC: Institute of World Politics, 2013). This is the most in-depth, complete analysis ...

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  4. Human terrain information is of no use to the unit unless it is integrated into the continuous planning and decision making processes. The team must be tied into all planning processes, including relevant working groups, assessment boards, etc. that can utilize human terrain data and socio-cultural awareness. Sources of Human Terrain Information

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  5. Mar 13, 2011 · The Human Terrain System (HTS) is a proof-of-concept program run by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). The goal of HTS is to provide knowledge of the local population (the human terrain) to Army/military commanders to: • Assist them in understanding the people within their area of operations (AO).

  6. Feb 18, 2010 · Mr. Nigh relies on his extensive experience as a Human Terrain Team Advisor to create an insightful analysis of the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of the Human Terrain System in Afghanistan. This case study was created for three key purposes: first, to explore how HTT advisors help military commanders enhance operational

    • Norman Nigh
    • 2011
  7. Jul 13, 2015 · July 13, 2015 The Human Terrain System (HTS) – a U.S. Army program aimed at helping U.S. and allied military forces understand the people around them in Iraq and Afghanistan – is dead. And anthropologists are dancing ritualistically around its corpse.

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