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Through the Lens of Cultural Awareness: a Primer for US Armed Forces Deploying to Arab and Middle Eastern Countries

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ISBN-10: 1494307456

ISBN-13: 9781494307455

Edition: N/A

Authors: LTC Wunderle

List price: $17.49
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Conducting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and projecting United States (US) influence worldwide has meant an increasing number of US diplomats and military forces are assigned to locations around the world, some of which have not previously had a significant US presence. In the current security environment, understanding foreign cultures and societies has become a national priority. Cultural understanding is necessary both to defeat adversaries and to work successfully with allies. As indicated by recent experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, understanding Islamic cultures is particularly important. This document defines a way US military leaders can prepare for and conduct…    
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Book details

List price: $17.49
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.34" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

LTC William D. Wunderle is currently serving in the Joint Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5) on the Joint Staff as a Political Military Planner with responsibility for Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Authority. Prior assignments include Senior Army Fellow at the RAND Corporation; principal US advisor to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense and Aviation Joint Staff; Chief of Plans, Operations Officer, and infantry company commander with the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Chief of Strategic Plans for US Army South and J3, Joint Security Brigade, Operation Safe Haven. Wunderle served as a consultant for the University of Southern California's…