Empathy is the New Weapon

Scenario Magazine

If you want to win a war, you must know your enemy as well as your neighbor. This is why American soldiers now get help from anthropologists to understand the culture in the countries they are sent to. American professor James Der Derain examines what this means for the war, the soldiers and the anthropologists in his award-winning documentary Human Terrain. We met him for a talk about the new methods in international operations.