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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Pentagon wants America’s special operators to step up their propaganda game | Business Insider

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The Defense Department wants US Special Operations Command to do more than the traditional leaflets-and-loudspeakers approach to information warfare, a senior Pentagon official said this week.

“We need to move beyond our 20th-century approach to messaging and start looking at influence as an integral aspect of modern irregular warfare,” Andrew Knaggs, the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and combating terrorism, said Tuesday at a defense industry symposium.

The shift will require cooperation with civilians rarely approached by SOCOM, as well as new technology and strategies to isolate enemy disinformation campaigns before they catch the public’s interest in an area of operations.

Source: The Pentagon wants America’s special operators to step up their propaganda game | Business Insider

 

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