Concrete evidence of government info ops against us, but it’s OK because we are sheep

Summary:  This is another post about psywar, a 4GW skill our military has mastered and uses mostly against us. Why do we see so little good old fashioned journalism, breaking stories about important issues?  Perhaps because the rest of the media, our ruling elites, and the American people just ignore them.  A nation that ignores these scandals … Continue reading Concrete evidence of government info ops against us, but it’s OK because we are sheep

Psywar, a core skill of the US Military (used most often on us)

They do this so well, running long-term information operations to deceive America.  This drama, written by the US Department of Defense, comes to you in two acts:  Convincing the marks The truth comes out, long after nobody cares Running a successful democratic republic requires that we pay attention -- better than we do today. Act I:  … Continue reading Psywar, a core skill of the US Military (used most often on us)

Successful info ops, but who are the targets?

 This looks like good news: U.S., Allies See Progress in Selling Al-Qaeda As an Enemy to the Muslim World", Walter Pincus, Washington Post  (28 April 2008) -- Excerpt: "More and more Muslim and Arab populations -- [including] clerics and scholars -- are questioning the value of al-Qaeda's program," Juan Carlos Zarate, deputy assistant to the … Continue reading Successful info ops, but who are the targets?

The media discover info ops, with outrage!

The media have discovered that our military has mastered the key 4GW skill of running information operations.  Thoroughly researched and well-written, the following is probably one of the most important news stories of the year.   I strongly recommend reading it. "Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon's Hidden Hand", New York Times, 20 April 2008 -- "A Pentagon … Continue reading The media discover info ops, with outrage!

4GW at work in a community near you

Part V of this series provoked many emails requesting more symptoms showing the decline of the State (DOTS) in America. I wish all the questions I received were so easy to answer. This essay will give some general background and a specific example. The ur-text for DOTS is Martin van Creveld's The Rise and Decline … Continue reading 4GW at work in a community near you