US Military PsyOps video appears online

A US Military PsyOps video has found its way onto the YouTubes and gives a interesting but clunky guide to ’90s psychological operations.

It’s called The Invisible Sword and it’s a bit like watching a cable TV infomercial for psychological warfare complete with cheesy easy listening background music and stilted dialogue.

“It all gets put together when the chips are down somewhere in the world and it gets put together from the top down”. Thanks General.

The video is also a curious bit of history as it discusses operations that bridge over the time when the US military was transitioning from intervention in the Balkans and proxy wars in Latin America to large scale campaigns in the middle east.

It’s a pre-Human Terrain System view of social intervention that was less focused on managing the relatively small-scale social networks that mediated allegiances between the complex militias intertwined in the ‘war on terror’ and more on larger-scale propaganda.
 

Link to The Invisible Sword on YouTubes (via @psywarorg)

3 Comments

  1. Posted October 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Gee golly, this was probably outdated even
    in the 1990′s not to mention total PR BS
    which is the very nature of PsyOps.

    Both real and professional paid paranoids
    like to hit the comments boards of any article mentioning the terms “covert” “PsyOps” or “Falseflag” trigger words.

    I remember an article by the late Michael Hastings in Rolling Stone that had the nerve to take PsyOps to task. IOW, it wasn’t filled with fluff. Many comments were by angry servicemen that all seemed to resemble each other. Other were interminable scatterbrained gibberish that were supposed to mimic someone going in and out of delusion. Most of them were, IMO, fake in that the commenters were not crazy but play-acting/ imitating delusion for specific effect. Most of the toxicly angry comments were probably by active or former PsyOps ppl doing their jobs and hitting back at any civilian who writes about their methods. Google “Hemingway New York Times FOIA FBI” to get an idea about what happens when these guys really go to work.

  2. Posted October 14, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Gee golly, this was probably outdated even
    in the 1990′s not to mention total PR BS
    which is the very nature of PsyOps.

    Both real and professional paid paranoids
    like to hit the comments boards of any article mentioning the terms “covert” “PsyOps” or “Falseflag” trigger words.

    I remember an article by a guy named Hastings that had the nerve to take PsyOps to task. IOW, it wasn’t filled with fluff. Many comments were by angry servicemen that all seemed to resemble each other. Other were interminable scatterbrained gibberish that were supposed to mimic someone going in and out of delusion. Most of them were, IMO, fake in that the commenters were not crazy but play-acting/ imitating delusion for specific effect. Most of the toxicly angry comments were probably by active or former PsyOps ppl doing their jobs and hitting back at any civilian who writes about their methods. Google “Hemingway New York Times FOIA FBI” to get an idea about what happens when these guys really go to work.

  3. notme
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Check youtube for “DEFCON 18: Weaponizing Lady Gaga ”
    That guy was the ultimate social engineer over all layers incl the human one and he worked with them.
    Try to stay away from infrasound guys!
    This retards putting stuff together they realy should not do.
    Remember Brad the Nurse


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