Recent Media Coverage

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Noah Shachtman (2008). "2nd 'Human Terrain' Social Scientist Slain in 7Weeks (Updated)," Wired Blog Network, June 25. Access at

David H. Price (2008). "Inside the Minerva Consortium: Social Science in Harness," Counterpunch, June 24. Access at

Hugh Gusterson (2008). "The U.S. Military's Quest to Weaponize Culture," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, June 20. Access at  

Bill Stamets (2008). "Anthropologists at War," In These Times, June 19. Access at 

Inside Higher Ed (2008).  "Defining a Ban on Secret Research,", March 13. Access at

William O. Beeman (2008). "Iraq's Lethal Fieldwork," Middle East Online, March 7. Access at 

Lindsay Beyerstein (2007). "Anthropologists on the Front Lines," In These Times, November 30. Access at

David Vine (2007). "Enabling the Kill Chain," Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, p. B9. Access at EnablingtheKillChain.doc

Hugh Gusterson and Cathy Lutz (2007). "Open Letter to Richard Shweder, " November 11. Access at OpenLettertoRichardShweder.doc

Richard A. Shweder (2007). "A True Culture War," New York Times, October 27. Access at 

Kambiz Fattah (2007). "US Army Enlists Anthropologists." BBC News. October 16. Access at

The Diane Rehm Show. "Anthropologists and War." October 10. Access at   

Hugh Gusterson on BBC World Service (2007). Download at BBC World Service

David Glenn (2007).  "Petitioners Urge Anthropologists to Stop Working with Pentagon in Iraq War."  Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, September 19.  Access at

David Rohde (2007).  "Army Enlists Anthropologists in War Zones."  New York Times, October 5, p. A1. Access at

New York Times (2007). "Anthropologists in War Zones: Questions of Ethics." Letters to the editor. Access

Scott Canon (2007).  "Anthropologists Debate Ethics of Working on War Effort."  Kansas City Star, September 30.  Access at 

Roberto J. González and David H. Price (2007).  "When Anthropologists Become Counter-Insurgents."  CounterPunch, September 28.  Access at 

Sharon Weinberger (2007).  "When Anthropologists Go To War (Against the Military)."  Danger Room-Wired Blog, September 19.  Access at

Scott Peterson (2007).  "US Army's Strategy in Afghanistan: Better Anthropology."  Christian Science Monitor, September 7.  Access at

Roberto J. González (2007).  "Patai and Abu Ghraib."  Anthropology Today, vol. 23, no. 5. Access at 

Roberto J. González (2007).  "Towards Mercenary Anthropology?  US Counterinsurgency Field Manual 3-24 and the Military-Anthropology Complex."  Access at

David Kilcullen (2007).  "Ethics, Politics, and Non-State Warfare: A Response to González."  Anthropology Today vol. 23, no. 3.  Access at

“If CIA Calls, Should Anthropology Answer?” (2006). Inside Higher Ed. September 1. Access at