Accession Number:

AD0849475

Title:

HSR Conference on Psychological Operations and Communications with Foreign Nationals.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

The potential contribution of psychological operations to the effectiveness of military forces has increased substantially as limited conflict has demanded military responses more attuned to the impact of operations on the population involved in, or witnessing, U. S. operations overseas. This potential, many studies indicate, is not being realized and one obstacle to the development of effective psyop has been the fragmentation of psyop responsibilities among agencies and offices, none of which has a mandate sufficiently broad to develop programs at the levels of comprehensiveness that are typically required. The conference of 20 June 1968 was convened to give officers and officials in diverse agencies on opportunity to exchange information and points of view concerning psyop capabilities and factors hindering their application. The principal topics were Concepts and Practices of Limited War keynote address Psychological Operations--Misguided Orphan Armed Native Organizations Advisors and the Advisory Role and The Role of Values in Psychological Operations. The discussions following each address ranged widely the compilers preface notes a number of points having implications for Navy policy and doctrine.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE