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Psychological warfare is being used on Americans

January 21, 2011
Jim Campbell

With the incredible amount of information and disinformation coming from the current administration with its immediately circulation on the Internet and blogosphere; one must ask, are PSYOPS being used on Americans?

Psychological Operations are activities designed to convey selected information and indicators to specific foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator’s objectives.

The staple activity of PSYOPS during combat operations is leaflet drops. The military views this as a function of psychological operations, although the tactics are relatively rudimentary and straightforward and not what the general public assumes to be PSYOPS, ala the Manchurian Candidate.

Gen. Tommy Franks estimated that 28 million leaflets were dropped over Iraq. Hundreds of different leaflets were used, often custom-tailored and produced rapidly for specific situations. There are two primary audiences: the general public and enemy forces.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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