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Anthropology and ethics in America's declining imperial age
|Title||Anthropology and ethics in America's declining imperial age|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||Submitted|
|Keywords||Americas , Anthropologists , Cultural Ethnography , Ethics in anthropology , Government policy , International relations , Military policy , North America , Politics , research , United States|
The article discusses the recruitment of anthropologists by the U.S. Armed Forces who were asked to use their specialized knowledge during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the debates this sparked among professional anthropologists. The article discusses the results of the Final REport of the Commission on Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities, who discussed these issues, the ethical dilemmas faced by anthropologists, and other related issues. The author highlights the need for basic education in ethical principles and their ambiguities, and for the sustained review of statements and codes by professional associations in regard to this issue.