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Anthropology at war: the debate hits the mass media


Yesterday evening I was talking with Hermann Amborn about the current attempts of the German armed forces and secret service to recruit anthropologists for their services. Today I listened to a broadcast on BBC Radio 4 about the "Human Terrain System". It is good that this stuff gets out on air, even though it is quite embarresing for the majority of anthropologists who have nothing to do with that crap. Check it out; it will be available as an audiostream for the next five days or so.


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Hey, could you provide the link to the bbc 4 broadcast?
And thanks for this blog!
smaz

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Anthropology at war

Hi, I read you wanted the link to the BBC program. I don't know if the author of the article has sent it. Anyway, here it is:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jvdh8
Best,
LiT

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Hi, I just listened to the BBC broadcast and in doing a bit of online searching, I found your statement where you said that German armed forces also send anthropologists on military assignments. Do you happen to have any detail on this. At present I'm looking for such information for a theater production. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
LiTMunich

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Hi LiTMunich,

the people over at Savage Minds have gathered a nice collection of blog posts on this topic, you might want to go and have a look.

Edit: Sorry, I missed that you asked for information on German HTS programs. You might want to look here instead.

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