Human Terrain Teams are anthropologists who accompany combat brigades Military of the United States to understand the "cultural landscape" of a region where the United States currently has a military presence, as well help them to figure out the local social networks. Presently, Human Terrain Teams are active in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Game and Story Use
- This is a good model for getting civilian academic adventurers into war zones.
- Conversely, it might also be a good example for what skills future armies and soldiers might have learn to fulfill their strategic objectives.