Extreme negotiations – Soldiers in Afghanistan using the skills they learned at Jeff Weiss's Negotiation for Leaders course. Here, a U.S. platoon leader discusses a medical project and enemy activity in the area with a village elder in Kandahar province.
Extreme negotiations – A U.S. platoon leader conducts a shura, or council meeting, with village elders in Payo Kalay, Afghanistan, following an IED strike in December. The Negotiation for Leaders course led to the development of the West Point Negotiation Project.
Extreme negotiations – A U.S. platoon leader inquires about a mullah's name ahead of a key meeting with local leaders.
Extreme negotiations – U.S. soldiers shelter in the shade of a Stryker fighting vehicle as they discuss poppy eradication with elders from Barbary Soznay, Afghanistan.
Extreme negotiations – U.S. soldiers remind villagers in Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan, about an upcoming shura, or council meeting.