Small Wars Journal

psychological operations

Withering Influence in National Security SWJED Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:23am
This essay is meant to demonstrate that a unified influence activity achieves the greatest efficiency necessary to challenge the persistent efforts of our traditional adversaries, to seize initiate in the information domain, to exploit opportunities with emerging methods and technologies. Political Warfare by our adversaries are present in common rhetoric: “Russian Election Meddling, Islamiphobic, Chinese Hacking”. This language can be found in any newspaper and blog on a daily basis across the US, across political boundaries.
Brand Loyalty as Currency: A Discussion of the Connections Between Fundamental Economics and Military Information Support Operations SWJED Sat, 03/03/2018 - 1:42am

A key to potentially improving influence efforts may be found in economics, in a concept called Consumption Theory.

Countering ISIL’s Digital Caliphate: An Alternative Model SWJED Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:00am

ISIL’s notion of a Caliphate is aligned with the concept of a community rather than of a state and strategic focus is on psychological rather than territorial control.

The Best Natural Defense to Psychological Warfare SWJED Sun, 12/25/2016 - 7:48pm

As the threat and effect of psychological warfare becomes more pronounced in cyberspace, policymakers must address this burgeoning security threat.