Category: Study PSYOP

Case studies in divisive operations

Case Studies This page contains links to instances of divisive operations, to provide descriptions of how they actually worked (or failed to work).   Trust Operation (False anti-Bolshevik movement to lure opponents, including sleeper cells and exiles, in order to wipe them out, 1921-27) Bailey, Geoffrey [Pseud.], The Conspirators (New York: Harper, 1960. London: Gollancz, 1961). This book is under-appreciated...

Divisive operations videos contain valuable lessons

Here is a selection of short videos to show how effectively divisive operations can work in successful counterinsurgency. The videos to divide the FARC insurgents in Colombia proved to be effective in prompting FARC combatants to desert, and in involving the national population in an uplifting manner. The operation empowered the ordinary Colombian to play a role against the FARC....

Professor marks teaching influence ops to 3,000th Army officer

(Institute of World Politics news release) COLORADO SPRINGS – Sitting among the officers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division, IWP Professor J Michael Waller marked teaching the three thousandth Army officer about influence operations. “Three thousand Army officers – it’s a pretty humbling experience to work among them,” noted Waller, who holds the...