In the last half of the Twentieth Century the norm for military conflicts has shifted from armies battling in the field to guerrilla wars, police actions, terrorism and other forms of asymmetrical warfare. Defeating enemy forces is now only part of the formula for success. In addition to military victory, it is necessary to secure the support and cooperation of the population. It is also crucial for U.S. military leaders to address the complexities that result from an increasingly diverse fighting force and the issues arising from working with coalition partners of different social, ethnic or religious cultures.
Human, Social, Cultural and Behavior (HSCB) models are designed to help understand the structure, interconnections, dependencies, behavior, and trends associated with any collection of individuals. The HSCB effort seeks to create models for social behavior from the small unit level, such as tribes, militias, small military units, terrorist cells, etc., to the macro level of nations, religions, cultures, ethnic groups and international organizations, and to integrate the two.
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