Afghanistan: US airstrikes and anthropology kill
It's a nice propaganda piece from NYT: Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones
... The anthropology team here also played a major role in what the military called Operation Khyber. That was a 15-day drive late this summer in which 500 Afghan and 500 American soldiers tried to clear [db: 'clear' in this anthropological sense means slaughter] an estimated 200 to 250 Taliban [db: humans I think] insurgents out of much of Paktia Province, secure southeastern Afghanistan’s most important road and halt a string of suicide attacks on American troops and local governors.
In one of the first districts the team entered, Tracy identified an unusually high concentration of widows in one village [db: Guess who killed their husbands], Colonel Woods said. Their lack of income created financial pressure on their sons to provide for their families, she determined, a burden that could drive the young men to join well-paid insurgents. Citing Tracy’s advice, American officers developed a job training program for the widows. Link