"Psychological operations may be defined broadly as the planned use of
communications to influence human attitudes and behavior ... to create in target
groups behavior, emotions, and attitudes that support the attainment of national
objectives. The form of communication can be as simple as spreading information
covertly by word of mouth or through any means of multimedia.
A psychological warfare campaign is a war of the mind. Your primary weapons
are sight and sound. PSYOP can be disseminated
by face-to-face communication, audio visual means (television), audio media
(radio or loudspeaker), visual
media (leaflets, newspapers, books, magazines and/or posters). The weapon is
not how its sent, but the message it carries and how that message affects the
...."Today, Psychological Operations are a
vital part of the broad range of U.S. political, military, economic and
ideological activities used by the U.S. government to secure national
objectives. The mission of providing Psychological Operations for the U.S.
Military today rests with the U.S. Army's Civil Affairs and Psychological
Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina."