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    About HTS

    Developing, training and integrating social science based research and analysis.

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    The Human Terrain System uses their capabilities to recruit, train, deploy and assist their operating forces.

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    The Human Terrain System’s latest articles and news stories.

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    Showcasing the Human Terrain System through dynamic photography, featured video stories and engaging news articles.

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    Contact HTS

    Your comments, questions and informational contributions are very important. Please feel free to contact us.

Welcome to the Human Terrain System

Welcome to the new Human Terrain System (HTS) website! We have improved and updated our site with new content and information. If you want to learn about the HTS mission, how to join the program, or interested in academic outreach with the Cultural Knowledge Consortium (CKC), you’ve come to the right place. We have several featured highlights (Integrated Research Project Management Service and Online Training), an updated photo gallery, news stories, YouTube videos about HTS, the latest edition of Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin (MIPB), and other sources of information.

Mission Statement

The Human Terrain System develops, trains, and integrates a social science based research and analysis capability to support operationally relevant decision-making, to develop a knowledge base, and to enable sociocultural understanding across the operational environment.