Information operations · Psychological Operations

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

Information operations · Information Warfare · Psychological Operations

South Korean Psyop Against North Korea


If this isn’t a strategic Psychological Operation against North Korea, I don’t know what is. There’s an interesting reason why South Korea is publicly talking about a ‘decapitation unit’ for Kim Jong-un A very public announcement by a South Korean Lieutenant General, where he admits, in the Business Insider article, that South Korea wants to make… Continue reading South Korean Psyop Against North Korea

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Ugandan military forces mature skills in psychological operation to counter VEOs


UGANDA 08.18.2017 Story by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond   Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa  JINJA, Uganda –As violent extremist organizations (VEOs) continue to conduct violent acts in East Africa, the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UDPF) are working with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to mature their use of psychological operations to counter… Continue reading Ugandan military forces mature skills in psychological operation to counter VEOs

Information operations · Information Warfare · Psychological Operations

New Ways In The Cognitive Dimension Of Information Operations


NEW WAYS IN THE COGNITIVE DIMENSION OF INFORMATION OPERATIONS Zsolt HAIG National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary haig.zsolt@uni-nke.hu Veronika HAJDU National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary hajdu.veronika@uni-nke.hu ABSTRACT In this paper the authors introduce the cognitive dimension that is becoming more and more important in the field of information operations with special regard… Continue reading New Ways In The Cognitive Dimension Of Information Operations

Influence · Information operations · Information Warfare · Psychological Operations · Strategic Communication · Strategic Communications · Target Audience Analysis

Influence Options – Dr. Steve Tatham


A dear friend, Dr. Steve Tatham, a former senior UK military Officer, eminently qualified IO and Psyop officer, started up a company, Influence Options, in the UK. I’ve worked with Steve for almost as long as I can remember. He is “good quality people”, the best, and he’s been working on the front lines in the information environment… Continue reading Influence Options – Dr. Steve Tatham

Information operations · Psychological Operations

PSYOP: USACAPOC dedicates new headquarters to fallen N.C. soldier


By Drew Brooks Pfc. Alan H. Newton had a seemingly endless supply of love. While he was known for rescuing any animal spotted near his family’s home in Star — and a few people in need, too — Newton’s greatest loves were his family and his country, officials said. Nearly eight years after he was… Continue reading PSYOP: USACAPOC dedicates new headquarters to fallen N.C. soldier