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CEAUSSIC Issues Final Report 

November 28, 2008

The AAA Ad hoc Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with US Security and Intelligence Communities (CEAUSSIC) presented their final report during the Association's 106th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The report, which is the culmination of over one year of research by the eight-person commission, neither endorses nor opposes engagement with US military and intelligence organizations, but outlines the ethical perils and opportunities of such work, and encourages a continued public dialogue on this subject.

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AAA Opposes U.S. Military's Human Terrain System (HTS) Project  

October 31, 2008

Following an outpouring of media interest in the US Military's Human Terrain System (HTS) project--a $40 million program that embeds anthropologists in combat brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American Anthropological Association Executive Board has issued a formal statement to express strong disapproval of the HTS program. 

The Executive Board statement outlines key ways in which the HTS project violates the AAA Code of Ethics, the Association's ethical policy which mandates anthropologists do no harm to those they study.  

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