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Considering anthropology and small wars

Published on Feb 17, 2020in Small Wars & Insurgencies
· DOI :10.1080/09592318.2020.1714845
Montgomery McFate , Montgomery McFate1
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(Naval War College)
Abstract
ABSTRACTAlmost every war since the origins of the discipline at the beginning of the 19th century has involved anthropology and anthropologists. In some cases, anthropologists participated directly...
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