[cryptome] Richard P O'Neill: Perception Management

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:06:07 +0000

see url: https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/how-the-cia-made-google-e836451a959e

In 1989, Richard O’Neill, then a US Navy cryptologist, wrote a paper for the US Naval War College, /‘Toward a methodology for perception management.’ /In his book, /Future Wars/, Col. John Alexander, then a senior officer in the US Army’s Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), records that O’Neill’s paper for the first time outlined a strategy for “perception management” as part of information warfare (IW). O’Neill’s proposed strategy identified three categories of targets for IW: adversaries, so they believe they are vulnerable; potential partners, “so they perceive the cause [of war] as just”; and finally, civilian populations and the political leadership so they “perceive the cost as worth the effort.” A secret briefing based on O’Neill’s work “made its way to the top leadership” at DoD. “They acknowledged that O’Neill was right and told him to bury it.
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