Psy Ops, Psychological Warfare

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  1. Illusive

    Illusive Senior Member Senior Member

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    Guys let us discuss one of the most important tactics of warfare. Here we will be discussing the history of application of psychological warfare as well as the current applications, by various countries.

    We can discuss it in general as well.
     
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    Terrorism as a Strategy of Psychological warfare

    Terror as a Strategy of Psychological Warfare
     
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    i remember the panama war where marines use larje sound systems to flush nortega out fro a foreign embassy ,and also us use constant electronic bodcast agaist suddam regime in both gulf air :namaste:
     
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    The famous flypast by IAF over pak airspace:cool2:

    http://www.indian-military.org/tag/iaf.html
     
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    oops my bad, mods please correct the spelling of the thread title:rolleyes:
     
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    Tales of heroism and sacrifice from '71 victory - Times Of India

    this has forced them to surrender early
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    India's 1974 nuclear testing brought the famous quote(prophecy:p) from Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

    :laugh:

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    This is so true now isn't it!!!!!:rofl::rofl::lol::lol:
     
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    Is India going to start 'Psychological warfare'..

    Why Did we buy this Mi-17V5 Helicopters with big mikes on bottom!!!
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    for clear Vision

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    This is similar to
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    which is used in Vietnam War like this



    but now who are we going to use against whom Maoists or Terrorists......

    who and what is going to be Strategy...
     
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    Physiological warfare is the purview of US Army cooks. You know the motto of the Airborne is "Death from Above";the cook's motto is "Death from Within." :-D
     
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    Thats good for Maoists & terrorists !
     
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    how does this work in India, as both maoists and terrorists hide with human sheild,
    we cant shoot as veitnam, and cant leave them.........
     
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    I am not talking about shooting them. I was referring to loud national music through those speakers.
     
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    A very old video of US army's intro to psy warfare- 1955

    Part 1


    Part 2


    Beware of the music at the end :laugh:
     
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    Communist Chinese Propaganda to the Kinmen Islands.


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    Map showing the potential range of leaflet-dropping balloons across the
    People's Republic of China if launched from the Kinmen Islands

    (Interesting India map)

    Kinmen (Quemoy) is a small island group, the largest of which is less than five miles off the coast of the People's Republic of China. It is administered by the Taiwanese Republic of China and therefore has been part of the on-going dispute between Communist China and Taiwan. This has included a vigorous propaganda battle through radio broadcasting, loud speakers, and the exchange of leaflets transported by balloons, artillery shells, kites, and bottles and model boats floated on the tide.
    Throughout much of the Cold War, the U.S. maintained a Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) liaison mission with the Republic of China. As part of this mission, U.S. Army Sergeant Fynis Eugene Briddle of Strategic Communications Command (STRATCOM) spent eleven months of 1971 stationed on Kinmen. While based there SGT. Briddle collected the PRC propaganda leaflets illustrated here and visited the PSYOP section of the history museum which exhibited various leaflet dissemination devices.


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    SGT. Fynis Eugene Briddle in the Communications Centre on Kinmen.

    Briddle recalls:
    I had just finished a year in Taegu, Korea in the Communications Operations Battalion and requested an inter theatre transfer to Taiwan. After my 30-day leave was over I reported to USASTRATCOM LL BN OP DET NORTH (PROV) TWN APO S.F. 92623 in Taipei, located in the TDC Building. Shortly after my arrival I was promoted to Sergeant E5.
    One day at work I was told about a small island called Kinmen/Quemoy that STRATCOM supported by supplying several communications personnel to MAAG to operate the communications centre there. I was offered and accepted the position of NCOIC of the communications centre.
    I was reassigned to the the MAAG on the island and was attached to ARSEC MAAG (KDCAT) APO 96263, KDCAT Team.
    The team consisted of U.S. personnel, an Army Full Colonel - MAAG Chief; an Army Major - MAAG Advisor; a Navy E-6 Corpsman - MAAG; an Army E-5 - STRATCOM (NCOIC) of the communications centre and later on an Army Specialist 4 - STRATCOM, Equipment Repairman.


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    Kite used to disseminate Communist propaganda leaflets over the Kinmen Islands.

    We traveled to the island and back in a C-117 aircraft. It was very noisy, the plane vibrated a lot and we flew just above the water to avoid detection by the Chinese radar.
    The Colonel was the advisor to the Commanding General on the island. The corpsman was there in case of any emergency medical issues that may arise with any of the team members. The NCOIC (my position) was to maintain the communications center in a ready state of operation. We used both Teletype and voice radio for communications to Taipei. We were responsible for all Teletype messages to and from the island. All messages were classified and processed through Teletype crypto equipment. We were required to maintain contact with Taipei during normal working hours. The maintenance man was there to provide scheduled preventive maintenance to our communications equipment and emergency repairs as needed. We also had a VHF radio transmitter that allowed us to talk to Taipei.
     
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    Communist Chinese Propaganda to the Kinmen Islands Contd.

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    Small model boat used to sail propaganda leaflets between China and Kinmen.

    One day shortly after my arrival a Liaison officer took me on a tour of the Island. One of the places we visited was a place called Chu Kwang Tower. It is a history museum, a large area is dedicated to the shelling back in the 1950's and propaganda techniques currently being used. I recognised the building but I couldn't remember from where. One day while in Taegu, Korea several of us went shopping in the village outside the compound. We stopped in this little shop that sold coins and stamps. I purchased an envelope (called a First Day Cover) celebrating a new building built on this small island called Kinmen/Quemoy. How could I have ever known that I would soon be visiting that building and working on that island?


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    Loudspeakers situated on Kinmen broadcast messages to the Communist Chinese. This one was shot up by return shell fire.


    While I was there both the Communists and Taiwanese military were still engaged in propaganda shelling on odd nights. That consisted of stuffing propaganda leaflets into Howitzer shells. They were then fired over the island where they exploded and the leaflets were blown out and scattered and would float to the ground. In the early days they used high explosives but from what I read that became too expensive and both parties agreed to replace the HE with leaflets. Several of us would go outside and watch the shelling. You would hear the shell go over and explode before the sound of being fired from the mainland reached your ears. We never once thought about how dangerous that really was. These shells are exploding in the air and sending shrapnel through the air and to the ground. Being 20-year-old kids we had no fear. It was more like the 4th of July to us. I went out several mornings and picked up propaganda leaflet souvenirs before the military did. I was able to remove them from the island by including them in my briefcase that I carried classified materials in.
    There were several other methods of propaganda delivery used. The Nationalists would take hundreds of helium balloons; attach little gift packs such as soap dishes with soap and propaganda leaflets to them. They would then release when the winds were favourable where they would float to the mainland. They all had timers attached that would then deflate the balloon and deliver the gifts along with the propaganda leaflets.
    Another popular method was to put leaflets in beer bottles, seal them and throw them into the ocean when the tides were going out. Also they would put the leaflets in little boats and float them to the mainland. I was able to acquire one of the beer bottles with leaflets inside for my own collection. Over the year I was there I was also able to build small collection of very colourful Communist Leaflets.

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    Tidal Operations - glass floats used to carrying propaganda leaflets across the water between
    the Kinmen Islands and the People's Republic of China.
     
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