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Army Establishes Psyops Branch

Philip K Dickhead (906971) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 3

"Effective 16 October 2006, Psychological Operations was established as a basic branch of the Army, pursuant to the authority of Section 3063(a)(13), Title 10, United States Code."

That is the substance of General Order 30 (pdf) issued by Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey on January 12, 2007.

"Effective 16 October 2006, Psychological Operations was established as a basic branch of the Army, pursuant to the authority of Section 3063(a)(13), Title 10, United States Code."

That is the substance of General Order 30 (pdf) issued by Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey on January 12, 2007.

According to the Department of Defense Dictionary (JP 1-02), psychological operations are defined as "planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator's objectives. Also called PSYOP."

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Ah, not nearly as fun (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17673430)

As a B5 style Psycops devision. Exactly how is this different from the propaganda put out by every bloody army on the planet since WWI?

Re:Ah, not nearly as fun (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 7 years ago | (#17674794)

Have you been comparing current events and groups to events and groups in Babylon 5? I know I have. What does this sound like?

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"The Vorlons are like your parents, I suppose," Justin continues. "They want you to play nice, clean your room, do it by the rules. I guess you could call them lords of order."

"The others," Anna says, "the ones who live here, believe that strength only comes from conflict. They want to release our potential, not bottle it up."

"It's really simple," Justin explains. "You bring two sides together, they fight, a lot of them die. But those who survive are stronger, smarter, and better."

"It's like knocking over an anthill," Morden says. "Every new generation gets stronger. The anthill gets redesigned, made better."

"So that's what the Shadows do," Sheridan says. "Come out every few thousand years, and kick over all the anthills, start wars, destroy entire races."

"A few get lost along the way, yes," Justin admits, "and that's unfortunate. I don't think it was ever easy, but you can't let that get in the way of the dream."

Re:Ah, not nearly as fun (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17675060)

Yep- could have been written by PNAC, couldn't it? Seems to be the basic theory the neocons are operating on is definately the Shaddow theory. On the other side, you've got Big Mother government.
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