PRESS

PROFILES

the-tender-soldierVanessa Gezari, The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice, Simon & Schuster, 2013

Fred Kaplan, The Insurgents, Simon & Schuster, 2013

Nathan Hodge, Armed Humanitarians, Bloomsbury USA, 2011

Editors, “Brave Thinkers Who Are Shaping the Future: Montgomery McFate, Senior Social Scientist at the Human Terrain System,”

Atlantic Monthly, November 2009, p. 70. Available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/11/brave-thinkers/7692/7

George Packer, Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009

Spencer Ackerman, “Women Prominent in Defense Movement” (Seventh in a Series: The Rise of the Counterinsurgents), Washington Independent, July 8, 2008

Louisa Kamps, “Army Brat: How Did the Child of Peace-Loving Bay Area Parents Become the New Superstar of National Security Circles?” Elle Magazine, April 2008, p. 309. View the PDF here: http://www.montgomerymcfate.com/elle.pdf

Noah Shachtman, “Montgomery McFate Hold Your Fire!,” Wired, October 2008, p. 168. Available at: www.foothill.edu/attach/Shachtman_Human_Terrain.doc

Anna Mulrine, “Leading the Charge for Change,” U.S. News & World Report, November 30, 2007. Available online at: http://www.usnews.com/news/iraq/articles/2007/11/30/leading-the-charge-for-change

Nina Burleigh, “Mcfate’s Mission: Can a Former Punk Rocker Raised on a Houseboat Change the Way America Fights? Meet the

Pentagon’s Newest Weapon in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” More Magazine, September 2007, p. 120. Available at: http://www.ninaburleigh.com/journalism/montgomery-mcfate.html

Matthew B. Stannard, “Montgomery McFate’s Mission: Can One Anthropologist Possibly Steer the Course in Iraq?,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 29, 2007. Available at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/04/29/CMGHQP19VD1.DTL

George Packer, “Knowing the Enemy: Can Social Scientists Redefine the ‘War on Terror'”? The New Yorker, December 18, 2006. Available at: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/12/18/061218fa_fact2

BROADCAST MEDIA

“Anthropology Goes to War,” BBC, January 2016. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zh4d1

Tiffin University hosted Dr. Montgomery McFate for a discussion on how sociocultural knowledge is important and controversial in the world of National Security on Thursday, October 2, 2014 – Available on YouTube Here.

Talibanistan, National Geographic Explorer, 2011 (brief appearance)

“A Discussion About Counterinsurgency with Sarah Sewall & Montgomery McFate,” Charlie Rose Show, December 24, 2007. Available at:http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Rose-Peter-Counterinsurgency-December/dp/B0031MXQQY

“This Week At War,” CNN, October 13, 2007. Available at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0710/13/tww.01.html

“Academic Embeds: Scholars Advise Troops Abroad”, Talk of the Nation, NPR October 9, 2007. Available at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15124054

“Anthropologists and War,” Diane Rehm Show, NPR, October 10, 2007. 
Available at: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2007-10-10

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

Hearing of Oversight And Investigations Subcommittee Of The House Armed Services Committee; Subject: Defense Language And Cultural Awareness Transformation, July 9, 2008. Available at: 
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:44211.wais

QUOTES (SELECTED)

Richard H. Shultz Jr., The Marines Take Anbar: The Four Year Fight Against al Qaeda, Naval Institute Press, 2013.

Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Ethics and Anthropology: Ideas and Practice, AltaMira Press, 2013.

Thomas Johnson and Barry Zellen, eds., Culture, Conflict, and Counterinsurgency, Stanford Security Studies, 2014

Vanessa M. Gezari, “When the Eggheads Went to War; An innovative program sought to transform the Army from within. Then reality intervened.,” Newsweek, August 16, 2013. Available at: http://newsweekpakistan.com/when-the-eggheads-went-to-war/

Ian Duncan, “U.S. struggles to teach troops to respect Quran,” Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2012. Available at: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/08/nation/la-na-koran-training-20120308

Joanne Kimberlin, “American Muscle Proves Futile In Land Of Extremes,” The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA.), September 27, 2010, p. A1. Available at: http://hamptonroads.com/2010/09/part-2-american-muscle-proves-futile-land-extremes

George R. Lucas, Jr., Anthropologists in Arms: The Ethics of Military Anthropology, AltaMira Press, 2009

John M. Doyle, “U.S. Should Map Human Terrain, State Dept. Official Says,” Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, January 7, 2009, p. 3.

Tom A. Peter, “Should anthropologists help US military in Iraq, Afghanistan wars?” The Christian Science Monitor, December 11, 2009. Available at: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2009/1211/Should-anthropologists-help-US-military-in-Iraq-Afghanistan-wars

Vanessa M. Gezari, “Rough Terrain,” The Washington Post, August 30, 2009, p. W16. Available at: http://pulitzercenter.org/articles/rough-terrain-human-terrain-program-embeds-anthropologists-us-military-afghanistan

Nathan Swire, “McFate Explains Human Terrain Teams,” The Dartmouth (Hanover, New Hampshire), September 26, 2008. Available at:http://thedartmouth.com/2008/09/26/news/mcfate-explains-human-terrain-teams

Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., “Chess With the Sheiks,” The National Journal, April 12, 2008. Available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/chess-with-the-sheiks-20080412?mrefid=site_search
Dan Vergano and Elizabeth Weise, “Should anthropologists work alongside soldiers?; 
Arguments pro, con go to core values of cultural science,” USA Today, December 9, 2008, p. 11B. Available at: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/ethics/2008-12-08-anthropologists-soldiers_N.htm

Bill Stamets, “Anthropologists at War,” In These Times, June 19 2008. Available at: http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3749/anthropologists_at_war/

Scott Canon, “Anthropologists debate working on war effort,” Charleston Gazette (West Virginia), October 7, 2007, p. 16a. Available at: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-8519594.html

Gates, Robert M., “Landon Lecture: Beyond Guns and Steel: Reviving the Nonmilitary Instruments of Power,” Remarks Delivered at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, November 26, 2007 (quoted in remarks).
Available at: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1199

Rohde, David, “Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones,” The New York Times, October 5, 2007. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/world/asia/05afghan.html

Kambiz Fattahi, “US army enlists anthropologists,” BBC News, October 16, 2007. Available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7042090.stm

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 10.03.58 PMLorelei Kelly, “Love the Warrior, Hate the War,” In These Times, Jan 22, 2007. Available at: www.inthesetimes.com/article/2980/
Anna Mulrine, “The Culture Warriors: The Pentagon Deploys Social Scientists To Help Understand Iraq’s ‘Human Terrain’,” US News & World Report, November 30, 2007. Available at: http://www.usnews.com/news/iraq/articles/2007/11/30/the-pentagon-deploys-social-scientists-to-help-understand-iraqs-human-terrain

Greg Jaffe, “To Understand Sheiks in Iraq, Marines Ask ‘Mac’,” The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2007. Available at: http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53513

Lucy Stallworthy, “Experts Apply Anthropology to Iraq,” UPI, Feb. 1, 2006. Available at: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2006/02/01/Experts-apply-anthropology-to-Iraq/UPI-37621138822554/

Rodney L. Pringle, “Improved Cultural Awareness Can Aid NCW, Analysts Say,” Aviation Week, Aug 12, 2004.