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THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
DOD ISSUES NEW DOCTRINE ON INFORMATION OPERATIONS
April 3, 2006

DOD ISSUES NEW DOCTRINE ON INFORMATION OPERATIONS

The Department of Defense recently published new doctrine on the
planning and execution of "information operations."

Information operations, including what was formerly known as
"information warfare" (a term that has been withdrawn from official
doctrine), is comprised of five elements: psychological operations,
military deception, operations security, electronic warfare, and
computer network operations.

Its overall purpose is "to influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp
adversarial human and automated decision making while protecting our
own."

Information operations programs to influence foreign audiences under
the rubric of "strategic communication" have been both controversial
and notably ineffective.

"If I were rating, I would say we probably deserve a D or D+ as a
country as how well we're doing in the battle of ideas that's taking
place," said Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on March 27. "I'm
not going to suggest that it's easy, but we have not found the
formula as a country."

The new doctrinal document is Joint Publication 3-13, "Information
Operations," dated February 13, 2006 (1.3 MB PDF):

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp3_13.pdf

Communications support to military operations through the Global
Information Grid is addressed in another new document: Joint
Publication 6-0, "Joint Communications System," 20 March 2006 (3 MB
PDF):

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp6_0.pdf

New Army doctrine on operations -- beginning with "How Army Forces
Fight" -- was published last week in U.S. Army Field Manual Interim
FMI 5-0.1, "The Operations Process," March 31, 2006 (2.7 MB PDF):

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fmi5-0-1.pdf


RADIO FREQUENCY BIOEFFECTS VIEWED FOR NON-LETHAL WEAPONS

The effects of radio frequency (RF) microwave (MW) radiation on the
human nervous system and their potential for use in non-lethal
weaponry were discussed in a new summary report prepared for the Air
Force Office of Scientific Research.

"Although the Department of Defense is one of the world's largest
developers and users of RF/MW-emitting systems for radar,
communication and anti-electronic weaponry purposes, the use of RF/MW
radiation as a non-lethal weapon per se has not yet been realized,"
according to the authors.

"Most likely this is because the effects of exposure of biological
systems to RF/MW fields at levels that do not produce thermal effects
are largely unknown," the unclassified report states.

"The overall objective of the research funded by this grant was to
begin laying the foundation upon which RF/WM technology can be
developed that would have an application for non-lethal weaponry
uses, such as stunning/immobilizing the enemy."

See "Interdisciplinary Research Project to Explore the Potential for
Developing Non-Lethal Weapons Based on Radiofrequency/Microwave
Bioeffects" by Gale L. Craviso and Indira Chatterjee, University of
Nevada, January 31, 2006 (1.3 MB PDF):

http://www.fas.org/man/eprint/nlw-rf.pdf

See, relatedly, "Air Force Plan: Hack Your Nervous System," February
13, 2006:

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/002152.html



_______________________________________________
Secrecy News is written by Steven Aftergood and published by the
Federation of American Scientists.

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_______________________
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Project on Government Secrecy
Federation of American Scientists
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email: saftergood (at) fas.org
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Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
While deleting my comments, remember that your OTHER troll posted this thread.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
but this is a cool article... why should i delete it?
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
Do what you like. But people get over on you much harder anyway without resorting to space weaponry. Wait till the book on BIMC comes out.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
you're writing a book on the bimc? well, that's very nice of you. you should take a hold of our FBI files, now *that* would make it a good piece to read.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
So I found out today that Jessica Thrall is the property manager who presides over your meeting space. Isn't that cool?
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
never heard of her...
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
Call her up.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
dude, i just googled her. there's a million jessica thralls out there... anyway, we're not related so I guess that's a mute point. you know? if you posted stuff w/less racist stuff on it, it probably would stay up... sounds like you like conspiracy theories.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
My information is usually on point.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
You should know I don't post as Amatul, who is really the blue haired Amatul *blip*.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
oh, that one. nope, don't know her (sorry, gotta get rid of personal info...). you know, the thing's that a lot of these groups work "together" but we're not the same, you dig? bimc has little to do w/lpc even though we meet there and i personally think they're pretty awesome... sorry to disappoint.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
I understand the principle of overlapping groups and decentralized organizational structure, along with its various benefits and shortcomings. I keep a fairly decent database of all the local groups and individuals around town.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
holy camole! that's freaky... you're doing nsa work for free or something?

and everyone knows amatul (also pretty awesome... I guess you came to the antiwar march, huh?), but I can't distinguish between you & sid... I think taking other people's names sucks, either way, no matter who does it.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
Yeah sofia. I agree.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
hahahahaha, that's hilarious!
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
I don't have anything against Amatul, diff of opinion notwithstanding. In fact we have some common friends in the DJ world. She's a beepee, not a skadank. Got her own enterprises going.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
yup. amatul's cool. well, nice talking to you, man, instead of having to delete all that racist stuff. makes my fingers hurt.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
Same here. Anyway, you need an A.I. to do that stuff.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
a robot?? wha?

hey, what are you studying anyway... notice you had monday off.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
Graduated in 1995. Currently in Album Production Magazine Publication and Artificial Intelligence and robotics design. Most of my interactions with the locals is handled through an Artificial Intelligence.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
Monday I had parades to watch, stocks to watch, and Noah to identify.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
get out!! you into AI?! wow, sounds pretty normal and governmentalesque... he!

dude, if you ever get rich you should consider donating to the bimc... ;) yeah, i know. you got me pretty bad on the noah thing.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
whoa! should i delete this? i'm feeling lazy...
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
ok, now, seriously gotta go. laters, (nice side of) flipside.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
You better delete it after a while before the fat kid with red hair makes nasty posts in my name.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
(Permanently done posting to this thread.)
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
19 Apr 2006
this is all very scary.
Re: THE SECRECY REPORT
20 Apr 2006
What's scary is HAARP. Google that.