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After documents from a government-sponsored Thai counterinsurgency research project were stolen from Michael Moerman’s UCLA office, the AAA launched an investigation, which was led by Margaret Mead. The Mead Committee’s findings enraged many AAA members because the report focused more criticism on Eric Wolf and other critics of counterinsurgency than on the anthropologists undertaking counterinsurgency work. The Mead Committee’s report was rejected by the AAA membership, and fallout from the Thai Affair helped press the AAA to approve its ethics code, which prohibited secret research, oriented anthropological research toward the interests of research subjects, and required new levels of disclosure.

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