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Author Munoz, Arturo, 1949- author.

Title U.S. military information operations in Afghanistan : effectiveness of psychological operations 2001-2010 / Arturo Munoz.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 175 pages) : color illustrations, maps.
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Series RAND Corporation monograph series ; MG1060
Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG1060.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-175).
Note Print version record.
Summary The U.S. Marine Corps, which has long recognized the importance of influencing the civilian population in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment, asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. military (USMIL) information operations (IO) and psychological operations (PSYOP) in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2010 based on how well messages and themes are tailored to target audiences. This monograph responds to that request. It should be emphasized that this report does not cover the significant changes in IO and PSYOP definitions, doctrine, organization, and implementation in the field that have taken place since 2010. When the text refers to the present, or the current situation, it generally means 2010.
Funding The research described in this report was prepared for the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity. The research was conducted within the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002.
Contents Introduction : definition and objectives of psychological operations in Afghanistan -- Methodology for assessing the effectiveness of U.S. military psychological operations -- Main themes and messages and their effectiveness -- A review of the means of dissemination in psychological operations -- Effectiveness in countering Taliban propaganda -- Organizational problems affecting information operations and psychological operations -- New initiatives being implemented to improve psychological operations -- Recommendations for improving the effectiveness of psychological operations.
Subject Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Psychological aspects.
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Propaganda.
United States.
Psychological warfare -- History -- 21st century.
Guerre en Afghnistn, 2001- -- Aspect psychologique.
Guerre en Afghnistn, 2001- -- Propagande.
Guerre psychologique -- Histoire -- 21e siècle.
HISTORY -- Military -- Afghan War (2001- )
Propaganda. (OCoLC)fst01078957
Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354086
Psychological warfare. (OCoLC)fst01081405
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
South Asia.
Afghan War (2001-2021) (OCoLC)fst01695175
Chronological Term Since 2000
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Munoz, Arturo, 1949- U.S. military information operations in Afghanistan. Santa Monica : RAND, 2012 9780833051516 (DLC) 2011049898 (OCoLC)768480330
ISBN 9780833051561 (electronic bk.)
0833051563 (electronic bk.)
9780833051547 (electronic bk.)
0833051547 (electronic bk.)
9780833051516 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833051512 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051555295
AU@ 000061155942
CHNEW 000603341
DEBBG BV044165600
GBVCP 100865700X
NLGGC 363375368
NZ1 14691977

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