special-forces-uw-tc-18-01

Symbolism attached to various articles of clothing

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Unformatted text preview: ventional healers use during illness, including symbolic rites and Western medicine in use. Response of indigenous personnel to feelings, such as fear, happiness, anger, and sadness. Housing: Analysis of the physical layout of the community. Infestation of ectoparasites and vermin. Food: Food cultivation for consumption, including types of food. Influence of seasons in the AO on diet, including any migration. Types of foods provided by U.S. personnel, including preferences and rejections of foods. Types of crops raised. Water: Urban water supply. Rural water supply, including numbers and types. Water treatment plants in use. Water treatment in rural areas. Attitudes of indigenous personnel toward standard U.S. purification methods. Sewage disposal (when applicable): Types and locations of sewage treatment plants. System used in remote areas to dispose of human excrement, offal, and dead animals or humans. Attitudes of indigenous personnel to standard U.S. hygiene methods, such as the use of latrines. Epidemiology: What specific diseases in each of the following two major categories are present among the guerrillas, their dependents, or their animals? Domestic animals: Types of domestic animals present. Typical forage. Supplemental animal food supply, including food supplements. Animal housing (penned or free-roaming). Religious symbolism or taboos locals associate with animals (for example, an animal considered sacred). Figure B-1. Sample principal assessment (continued) B-4 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Special Forces Area Assessment Principal Assessment (continued) Preventive Medicine (continued): Animal sacrifices for religious purposes. Availability of local veterinarians for animal treatment and postmortem inspections of meats. Training of local veterinarians. Local flora and fauna: Species of birds, large and small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods present in the area. Describe unknown varieties for survival purposes. Keep a record. Area plants known to be toxic through...
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