Hi, need to submit a 1750 words paper on the topic The Human Terrain System of the US Military. The teams rely on the research conducted by the Human Terrain System to provide secondary sites. Each supports the analysis, storage and retrieval of social-cultural information (Millett 25).
In the first four years of its existence, the Human Terrain System was efficient in addressing the requirements of the marine units downrange. Although the deployment of the military units was received positively. It was controversial with certain aspects of the defense intelligence community and with some academics. Due to the controversy that surrounded the Human Terrain System, substantial media coverage was generated and this led to a vigorous discussion about the application of social sciences to national security issues. It was not until a story about the Human Terrain System was published in the New York Times in the year 2007 that the program was heard of (Millett 31-36).
The Human Terrain System started quietly with no budget but with just a set of PowerPoint slides. Within a period of four years, the Human Terrain System had accomplished the following: Implemented the idea of the Human Terrain System to an existing and organized institution. Expanded the Human Terrain system from a five-team concept to a thirty team program. Developed the Human Terrain system from a concept with no resources to 150 million yearly. Expanded the Human Terrain system from a small group to a big organization (Millett 84). It developed the MAP_HT toolkit from a non-functioning prototype to a real system that is used in Afghanistan and Iraq. It designed, developed and implemented a training program that deploys the military. All these developments were done quickly by just a team of skeleton staff.
During the initial four years, Montgomery mc fate was the senior social scientist and Steve Fondacaro was the program manager. Both of them left in the year 2010. They left the Human Terrain System in a position to explore the relationship between social science and military intelligence. The human terrain system came into existence during the time when the department of forces was adapting to the challenges posed by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.