Tagged: psychological effects

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...

Strategic communication: Messaging the world with strategic psychological effect

“Strategic Communication: Messaging the World with Strategic Psychological Effect,” testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, March 4, 2010.