Human Terrain Team
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Basic Information

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.


Army.Mil news article
Operational Details at Army.Mil
Wikipedia entry

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.
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