Congress Authorizes Army To Use Human Terrain System In Pacific

By Justin Doubleday / December 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Army is planning to launch a pilot program in the Pacific using a controversial social science system that embeds anthropologists with combat brigade units. The Human Terrain System was first used in Afghanistan to give commanders a greater understanding of the culture there. A provision in the fiscal year 2015 defense policy act authorizes the Army to begin an HTS pilot program in the Pacific. If the service decides to do so, the legislation requires the Army to submit...

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