Accession Number : ADA560709


Title :   U.S. Military Information Operations in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Munoz, Arturo


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560709.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 204


Abstract : The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), which has long recognized the importance of influencing the civilian population in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment, asked the R AND 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, orga- nization, 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.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY INFORMATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS , AFGHANISTAN , CIVILIAN POPULATION , COUNTERINSURGENCY , INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE