Saturday, May 15, 2010

Uncle Sam Wants YOU (If You Have an Anthropology Degree)

Liberal arts majors rejoice - the US Military wants your social science skills to monitor "local cultural and tribal dynamics" and predict the next wave of African wars.

The teams, called Socio-Cultural Research and Advisory Teams, or SCRATs, will be skilled ethnographic or social science researchers with language skills and field experience. Before a bilateral military exercise, for instance, the paper states, “a SCRAT may conduct a socio-cultural assessment to better focus U.S. efforts and develop beneficial objectives. They may then accompany U.S. forces during the exercise in a cultural advisory capacity and conduct a post-exercise assessment of the impact on the local population.”

(via From The Wilderness)

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