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The ‘Dirty Secrets’ that Purify a Dirty War: A Colonial Tale of Dancing Boys, a Journalist, and the Human Terrain System in Afghanistan


The ‘Dirty Secrets’ that Purify a Dirty War: A Colonial Tale of Dancing Boys, a Journalist, and the Human Terrain System in Afghanistan

A colonizers’ tale of the "dirty secrets" of Afghanistan, focusing on the "dancing boys," as portrayed by an American war reported and the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System, which incorporates civilian social scientists to aid in counterinsurgency. Two anthropologists take apart Joel Brinkley’s article, and he offers a mild response.

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