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):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE