Damning Revelations Prompt Social Science to Rethink Its Ties to the Military

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A social scientist who participated in the military’s Human Terrain System is shown talking to Afghan villagers in 2009. The program, now ended, embedded civilian researchers with troops in combat regions to help develop more of a holistic view of local cultures.
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Subject. Patron. Source. Siren.

For social scientists, the state can play many roles. As long as researchers have studied humanity and the systems we create, they have struggled to define their relationship with power. And in the United States, since...

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