Accession Number : ADA307328

Title :   Psychologica1 Operations for the Operational Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Pugh, Carol

PDF Url : ADA307328

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Psychological Operations (PSYOPs) are a tool operational commanders need a asic understanding and appreciation of to appropriately and efficiently employ. PSYOPs acts alone,as well as an effective force multiplier with the goal of changing target audience attitudes favorable to US policies. Operations Desert Shield/Storm and Restore Hope provide a solid basis for understanding the use of PSYOPs in war and in military operations other than war (MOOTW). Concerns for the future of PSYOPs include the following: understanding the difference between military PSYOPs and operations with psychological effects, an efficient PSYOPs approval process which includes the ommander, the country team and the NCA and the need for timely, effective coordination of PSYOPs plans into the commander's operational design.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *TOOLS, *PSYCHOLOGY, *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, WARFARE, IRAQ, KUWAIT, POLICIES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), TEAMS(PERSONNEL), MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE