Another kind of culture war?
Check out my first post on the Center for Public Integrity’s blog Paper Trail. Here’s how it starts….
PaperTrail has obtained an exclusive copy of the military’s field guide for cultural intelligence for possible military operations in Iran, which is designed to help the U.S. military understand foreign cultures. Though nowhere near as enjoyable as the U.S. Army’s 1943 Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq During World War II, this “For Official Use Only” intelligence document describes in detail what our soldiers are learning about Iran — and it’s everything from paranoia within the military to preferred pants widths.
The existence of fault lines among Iran’s military organizations and its ethnic groups is a major theme in the Marine Corps’s CD-ROM, Cultural Intelligence for Military Operations: Iran.