You're Not From Around Here, Are You?

Skelton, Ike; Cooper, Jim
January 2005
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Winter2005, Issue 36, p12
The article focuses on the importance of knowing one's enemy's intentions, tactics, and vulnerabilities. Operating in a foreign land can be a minefield. Few members of the armed forces will be familiar with cultural traditions of the countries in which they operate. The article states that winning a conflict means more than subduing an enemy. Understanding the culture and social factors peculiar to countries in which Americans are most likely to be deployed will make the environment work to the U.S. advantage.


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