Category: Psychological warfare

A look at psychological warfare – past, present and future.

See me at the Psychological Warfare Focus Day at the 3rd Annual Irregular Warfare Summit

The good people at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) have invited me to be a speaker at the 3rd annual Irregular Warfare Summit in Washington. I’ll be speaking as part of the summit’s Psychological Warfare Focus Day. Other panelists include: Ruth Wedgwood, Director of the International Law and Organizations Program at Johns Hopkins University; LTC Michael Lewis,...

What message does this send?

The US Department of Defense does not recognize the word “victory” as an official term. The authoritative DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms contains no reference to “victory.” What signal does that send?

Too tasteless to watch – but we have to understand it

Sometimes truth-tellers are too tasteless to watch, but I really have a gross website to recommend to anyone wanting to see the disconnect between the theory and practice of sharia-compliant Islamic ideology. The site is called DonkeyJihad.com. That’s pretty much all you need to know – apart from the disclaimer that the site is full of tasteless images that are...

PSYOP jobs available

The US military continues to require new civilian expertise in the PSYOP/MISO area. For those of you who may be interested in career opportunities, be sure to have your resume and other related data posted on LinkedIn.com, and to join the PSYOP group, which requires permission. You have to sign into LinkedIn first. To find the PSYOP group, click on...

Why it’s important to show evidence of bin Laden’s death

Some people will never believe the facts, no matter how effectively presented. But for those of us who are convinced that Osama bin Laden is dead, it’s still imperative that the U.S. government show the forensic evidence. Evidence is important for several reasons. Survivors of al Qaeda attacks worldwide need and deserve closure. Americans and citizens of other coalition countries...

Navy gives bin Laden a shariah-compliant burial at sea

Scratch my earlier idea about displaying Osama bin Laden’s body in New York so everyone could set eyes on the uberterrorist and to erase any doubts that he is indeed dead. The US Navy (which doesn’t do “war of ideas” stuff even on a good day) gave the bin Laden a shariah-compliant burial at sea. CBS and the Associated Press...

Display bin Laden’s body. Then make it disappear. Then destroy the al Qaeda legacy.

What fortuitous timing – no sooner do Arab protesters across the Middle East repudiate al Qaeda’s revolutionary model, than US hit team eliminates Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani mansion and snatches the body. Now it’s important to keep the momentum going, and to deny the enemy any propaganda victory. That means finishing off bin Laden’s ideological legacy and the...

Details on the bitter conflict between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is afraid of many things, but what concerns him most right now is that his main rival, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, seems to be spoiling for a nasty, public fight. Like mafia gang wars, this fight promises to be brutal. It’s the type of fight in which the civilized world should be rooting for both sides –...

Ahmadinejad threatens mutual destruction against the ayatollahs

This is IranChannel’s exclusive English translation of the April 17, 2011 article in Dolateyar.ir, a website controlled by the Ahmadinejad faction, in which the Iranian president threatens his opponents inside the Islamic Republic leadership, and references the resignation of Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi. The original article in Persian was taken down from the Web after Supreme Leader Khamenei reinstated Moslehi,...

Time is ripe to give the Iranian regime a push

In the life cycle of a regime, the leadership starts devouring itself when it believes its end is near. It becomes intolerant of dissent, especially within its own ranks. Factions point fingers of blame at one another. Each faction tries to portray itself as ideologically pure, and its rivals as dangerous deviants. Each faction airs the dirty laundry of the...