Culture and human terrain (JDN 4/13)
Provides an understanding to military and cultural specialists on operations of the sigificance of culture.
All conflict is about people; their behaviours, attitudes, fears, social structures, family and ideological ties and narratives. Understanding the human dimensions of conflict is therefore a critical determinant in preventing conflict, shaping it and influencing the actors involved.
Joint Doctrine Note (JDN) 4/13 provides a broad understanding of the significance of culture to the military and practical guidance for cultural specialists on operations.