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Cover credits: The top photo is of U.S. Army Maj. Bobbie Mayes, a resident of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and the Women’s Empowerment coordinator with the Kentucky Agribusiness Development team. She is handing off supplies to one of the graduates at the Director’s of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation Compound, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, January 6, 2011. Courtesy photo. U.S. Army by Spc. Kristina Gupton/Released. The bottom photo is of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul, Shinkay Detachment Team Lead Maj. Trever Nehls, who was given a turban by new Shinkay District Gov. Barat Khan during a shura, or meeting, in Shinkay District, Zabul province, Afghanistan, January 6, 2011. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson. Both photo images are from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.

Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2011). Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework: Workshop Summary. Robert Pool, Rapporteur. Planning Committee on Unifying Social Frameworks. Board on Human-Systems Integration, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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