In 1989 a multinational contingent of soldiers began to arrive in Pakistan to support a humanitarian mine action program for Afghan refugees. They were, in effect, Technical Advisors (TAs) in the field of humanitarian mine action, and in the years since, military TAs have participated in many other programs. This has not been without its controversial aspects.
"The Role of Military Technical Advisors,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 8
, Article 11.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol8/iss1/11