Cultural Intelligence

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." - Sun Tzu

"Geography, tribal structure, religion, social customs, language, appetites, standards were at my finger-ends. The enemy I knew almost like my own side. I risk myself among them many times, to learn." - T.E. Lawrence

"...the value of military intelligence is exceeded by that of social and cultural intelligence. We need the ability to look, understand, and operate deeply into the fault lines of societies where, increasingly, we find the frontiers of national security."- ADM Arthur Cebrowski, USN, (Ret.), former Director of the Office of Force Transformation.

Does Culture Matter?: The Military Utility of Understanding Adversary Culture
by Montgomery McFate, Joint Forces Quarterly Video

Military Cultural Education by COL Maxie McFarland, U.S. Army (Ret.), Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Through the Lens of Cultural Awareness: A Primer for US Armed Forces Deploying to Arab and Middle Eastern Countries by LTC William D. Wunderle, U.S. Army. Combat Studies Institute (CSI) Special Study

Know your Enemy: Human Intelligence Key to SOF Missions by Scott Swanson, Delphi International Research

USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)