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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

Psychological Operations

The history of U.S. PSYOPS: Before the beginning (Part 1) SOFREP Original Content


The history of U.S. PSYOPS: Before the beginning (Part 1) BY LEO W. 05.19.2017#EXPERT ANALYSISEMAIL SHARE TWEET Psychological Operations. These two words have become so controversial, that the U.S. Army in 2010 nonchalantly changed it to the rather bland and bureaucratic title Military Information Support Operations (MISO).  Rosa Brooks, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Defense… Continue reading The history of U.S. PSYOPS: Before the beginning (Part 1) SOFREP Original Content

Information operations · Military Information Support Operations · Psychological Operations

Psyop: Operators develop information support skills


Moroccans learn communication skills at Flintlock 2017 By MAJ. NICHOLAS MANNWEILER, for U.S. Africa CommandMar 12, 2017 SOUTHERN ZONE, Morocco – Special operations missions require a wide variety of skillsets that can be applied at a small unit level to achieve strategic goals as efficiently as possible. Partnered alongside American military instructors, members of Morocco’s… Continue reading Psyop: Operators develop information support skills

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Psychological Operations · Public Diplomacy

Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications


Dear Mr. President, Attention: the future National Security Advisor For the past eight years, the position of Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications was not filled properly and was not executed, almost not at all. As a result, the Strategic Communications community and capabilities of the United States suffered. This came at a tremendous cost… Continue reading Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications

Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Psychological Operations · Public Affairs · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communication · Strategic Communications

3C Model – Content, Communications, Cognitive


A close friend questioned the use of the word “penetrates” in this article “Commission: Russian propaganda has deeply penetrated EU countries“.  Without the following, it was difficult to explain using an alternative, a better word. My late friend and mentor, Dr. Dan Kuehl, frequently lectured on what he called the 3-C model. I’ve asked, repeatedly, for… Continue reading 3C Model – Content, Communications, Cognitive

Information operations · Military Information Support Operations · Psychological Operations

US Marines May Expand Psychological Operations with New Job Specialty


Mar 11, 2016 | by Hope Hodge Seck As the Marine Corps looks to prepare for future conflicts and expand key highly skilled communities, the service will consider adding a new primary military occupational specialty: 0521, Military Information Support Operations. A briefing document obtained by Military.com proposes expanding what is now a free, or additional… Continue reading US Marines May Expand Psychological Operations with New Job Specialty