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Propaganda leaflets that talk and listen: The future of psychological operations?


by Stavros Atlamazoglou · 1 day ago Always striving to increase its effectiveness, the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is aiming to produce leaflets that can talk and listen. Part of a drive for more effective psychological operations (PSYOP), the project is in the early stages of development. SOCOM has managed to create a prototype that is capable of the… Continue reading Propaganda leaflets that talk and listen: The future of psychological operations?

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Crying, retreating, and dying terrorists: How the US used psychological operations to defeat ISIS units


This is a nice article but there is a wee bit of a lack of information. Also, the article uses the Queen’s English. “…PSYOP missions can be categorised as White, Grey, or Black…” The white, grey, or black label refers to the acknowledgment or the dislosure of the source of the information.  This may refer… Continue reading Crying, retreating, and dying terrorists: How the US used psychological operations to defeat ISIS units

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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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Future Marine Infantry Units May Have PSYOP Capabilities, More Snipers


By HOPE HODGE SECK, MILITARY.COM  February 14, 2018 This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. The infantry unit of the future is sophisticated, with electronic warfare capabilities, robust intelligence and reconnaissance capabilities, and the ability to conduct local influence operations. And the… Continue reading Future Marine Infantry Units May Have PSYOP Capabilities, More Snipers

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U.S. Army Psychological Operations Turns 100


By Dr. Jared M. Tracy, PhDJanuary 23, 2018 FORT BRAGG, N.C. – On January 23, 2018, the U.S. Army reaches a historic milestone: one hundred years of dedicated psychological operations support to military and national objectives. To be sure, the practice of using psychological devices and tactics to influence foreign populations predated 1918. However, it… Continue reading U.S. Army Psychological Operations Turns 100

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The Army’s psychological operations community is getting its name back


By: Meghann Myers FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Half a decade ago, the 100-year-old Defense Department psychological operations community got a rebrand: Military Information Support Operations. The mission was the same, but the new name was supposed to reflect a broader range of activities beyond the classic strategic propaganda. But the organizational name change caused more confusion… Continue reading The Army’s psychological operations community is getting its name back

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MISO: How 4 Green Berets Took Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages


BY PATRICK TUCKER OCTOBER 17, 2017 For six years, a U.S. Special Forces team waged psychological warfare against a murderous warlord. Here’s how they won. In 2011, the Obama administration had a big problem. A violent rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, led by warlord Joseph Kony, was terrorizing portions of South Sudan,… Continue reading MISO: How 4 Green Berets Took Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages