Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Britain Deploys 'Culture Warriors' to Afghanistan: Defence Cultural Specialist Unit

Britain is deploying a new type of unit to Afghanistan.  It is called the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit (DCSU) and it will be stationed in Helmand Province.  This unit is similar to the U.S. Human Terrain System (HTS) teams that the U.S. Army has deployed to Afghanistan. The intent is to identify issues relating to culture, politics, economy, and other aspects of Afghan life and society in an attempt to make military operations more successful.  Read more in "Britain's Culture Unit Deploys to Afghanistan", Danger Room, April 5, 2010.  Click here to read more Afghanistan war news.

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