Mapping the Earth's Trouble Spots and the People Who Live There

John M. Doyle

There's more to geography than maps or the statistics on population and exports that are found in almanacs. In an era of low intensity conflicts and asymmetric warfare, grassroots diplomacy and cultural sensitivity can be as important as attack helicopters, night vision goggles and satellite imagery. "You can't understand economics without understanding the culture, how the society is organized, what are the power relationships," says Lt. Col. Andrew Lohman, an associate professor in the...
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