My thoughts on…. “Unconventional Warfare Psychological Operations: An ODA’s Experience at JRTC | Small Wars Journal”

http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/unconventional-warfare-psychological-operations-an-oda%E2%80%99s-experience-at-jrtc

I came across this article over at WRSA, and I finally had time to read it. It is an interesting read, (and there’s some good discussion in the comments) especially since I’ve been publishing my own anonymous news letters and leaflets with the idea of distributing it as covertly as possible. I’ve been trying to operate it as if I were doing it while in a non-permissive environment. 

I’ll be completely honest, psyops wasn’t my department back in the day, so the learning curve is pretty steep, similar to the guys in the AAR. I would be interested in learning how they distributed their messages, and what kind of techniques worked best for them. 

I think skills like these are vastly over looked in the patriot movement. Everyone gets so focused on trigger pulling and patrolling (although I’ve been known to enjoy the smell of burnt CLP in the morning as much as the next guy), but completely miss the whole point of why they are patrolling in the first place. This is going to be especially true if their area of operations includes any populations. 

The most helpful section in their article I feel is the section on “integrating messaging into planning”. This is something that would be easy to integrate into a “five paragraph order” or whatever planning format you plan to use for your operations. Kind of a “narrative contingency plan” to make sure your side gets their story out first,  whether the mission succeeds or not. 

My thoughts on…. “Unconventional Warfare Psychological Operations: An ODA’s Experience at JRTC | Small Wars Journal”