PSYOPS In his treatise on tanks [J.F.C. Fuller] prophesied that traditional means of warfare, as then known and understood, might in time be replaced by a purely psychological warfare, wherein weapons are not used or battlefields sought. . . but [rather] . . .the corruption of the human reason, the dimming of the human intellect, and the disintegration of the moral and spiritual life of one nation by the influence of the will of another is accomplished. (-from Daughterty in psywar.org, see below) Summary of Links on this Page: http://www.psywar.org/articles.php http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/au/goldstein/goldstein_b18.pdf see also Psychic Material Section: psychotronics Origin of PSYOP Terminology by William E. Daugherty The terms "psychological operations" and "psychological warfare" are often used interchangeably to identify an activity or function as old as human conflict or intercultural group relations. Both terms, however, are known to be of relatively recent origin. Psychological warfare was first used in 1920 and psychological operations in 1945. http://www.psywar.org/articles.php Psychological Operations Principles and Case Studies Edited by Frank L. Goldstein Col. USAF (1996) ISBN 1-58566-016-7 http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/au/goldstein/goldstein_b18.pdf BOOKS on PSYOPS Covert Persuasion: Psychological Tactics and Tricks to Win the Game (2006) Kevin Hogan and James Speakman Cia: Manual for PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IN GUERRILLA WARFARE (2011) Psyops section 03/28/2016
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