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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

Information operations · Psychological Warfare

Psychological Warfare – 1947


Psychological Warfare Classic eBook available. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48612?msg=welcome_stranger By PAUL M. A. LINEBARGER School of Advanced International Studies DUELL, SLOAN AND PEARCE, NEW YORK COPYRIGHT 1948, 1954, BY PAUL M. A. LINEBARGER All rights reserved. No part of this book in excess of five hundred words may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from… Continue reading Psychological Warfare – 1947

Information operations · Inter-cultural communication · Mind Control · Perception Management

What is Information Operations


  Here is a typical first conversation I have with everyone I meet who works in the IO field. “Hi!  My name is Joel, nice to meet you!” ‘Appropriate response’ ‘Appropriate small talk’. ‘Appropriate small talk’. Me: “When you say IO, what do you mean?” Answer:   Full spectrum IO MISO/Psyop Cyber Military deception Electronic… Continue reading What is Information Operations

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Book Lecture with James Farwell: Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication « Culture and Security


Book Lecture with James Farwell: Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication by cultureandsecurity You are cordially invited to a special lecture with author  James P. Farwell as he discusses his new book Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication  Monday, January 14 4:30 PM The Institute of World Politics 1521 16th Street NW… Continue reading Book Lecture with James Farwell: Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication « Culture and Security

Communication · Information operations · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communication

Where does IO go now?


Last night someone asked if Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) was akin to Information Operations.  One response was a resounding “no”.  I disagree and here’s why. To explain I’d like to introduce where IO fits into IMC and where IO, SC and PD might be going. IO is much like IMC, but in a military environment,… Continue reading Where does IO go now?

Afghanistan · Information operations

On Measures of Effectiveness


News from the front, direct from Afghanistan. A friend and I were discussing Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) in MISO/Psychological Operations in Afghanistan.  He wrote most of the following, and I thought it good enough to share.  He gave me permission to share, here it is in its entirety.  The only corrections I made were for… Continue reading On Measures of Effectiveness