30 Jun '15, 11am

Army kills controversial social science program

Haji Abdul Naza of Janak Kala Village speaks with Samuel Crist, with the Human Terrain System, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January 2012. The Army has killed the program, which had been plagued by fraud and racial and sexual harassment, a USA TODAY investigation found. Department of Defense Related Army leaders warned about issues with social scientists Army defends battlefield social science program WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — The Army has quietly killed a program that put social scientists on battlefields to help troops avoid unnecessary bloodshed and improve civilians' lives, an Army spokesman said Monday. The initiative, known as the Human Terrain System, had been plagued by fraud and racial and sexual harassment, a USA TODAY investigation found. HTS, which spent at least $726 million from 2007 to 2014 in Iraq and Afghanistan, was killed last fall, Gregory Muel...

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