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Jedburgh
05-02-2007, 08:36 PM
Military Review, May-June 07: Army IO is PSYOP: Influencing More With Less (http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/CAC/milreview/English/MayJun07/Boyd.pdf)
The purpose of this article is to briefly examine some of the root causes of the ongoing fracture of Army information operations (IO) in general and the dysfunctional friction between IO and the various Army agents of influence, in particular psychological operations (PSYOP) and public affairs (PA). The article will provide an overview of Army PSYOP today and possible constructs for tomorrow, suggest steps to mitigate friction or fracture between the sub-elements of IO to assure a greater unity of effort, and recommend the development of a strategic communication framework built on media and broadcast expertise secured by a culturally attuned and regionally aware cadre of professionals….