An anthropologist in the military
In a recent post, Lisa asked the question “where are the soldier-academics”? As chance would have it the anthropology.net blog has just reproduced a first hand account of an anthropology student-soldier, Jeff Bristol, and his thoughts on the HTS and the relationship between anthropology and the military.
I won’t reproduce the post, but it can be found here.
Meanwhile, Savage Minds has reported on an article by David Price which shows the “Counterinsurgency Field Manual” to be riddled with plagiarism. They also raise the question about whether the whole push towards “cultural sensitivity” within the military is more about PR than anything else.