65: PSYOP

  • by
darknetdiaries
darknetdiaries
65: PSYOP
/

PSYOP, or “Psychological Operations”, is something the US military has been doing to foreign audiences for decades. But what exactly is it? And what’s the difference between white, gray, and black PSYOP missions? We talk to PSYOP specialists to learn more.
Thanks to Jon Nichols for telling us about this fascinating world.
Sponsors
Support for this episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial.
Support for this episode comes from Blinkist. They offer thousands of condensed non-fiction books, so you can get through books in about 15 minutes. Check out Blinkist.com/DARKNET to start your 7 day free trial and get 25% off when you sign up.
Sources

https://www.democracynow.org/2006/3/24/the_psyops_war_a_look_at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Group

https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/special-operations/psyop/psyop-mission.html#

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wandering_Soul_(Vietnam_War)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torches_of_Freedom

http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16040coll3/id/182

https://www.newsweek.com/us-military-gets-mysterious-and-false-text-message-evacuate-korean-peninsula-669875

Disinformation That Kills: The Expanding Battlefield Of Digital Warfare

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2013#Smith%E2%80%93Mundt_Modernization_Act_of_2012

Videos

Vietnam War Ghost Audio Tape used in PSYOPS ‘Wandering Soul’

Jon Nichols Part 0 – Unallocated Spaces Talk on Russian Propaganda

Cyber-Influence: Cyberwar and Psychological Operations

WWII Psych Ops

MISO Marines broadcast important information to Afghans

The War You Don’t See

Edward L. Bernays interview, 1986-10-23

As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing money spent on propaganda

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.