Sunday, January 10, 2016

Information Operations (IO) News

Counter-Messaging IS. Much has been wrote about how the western nations are having trouble in the information operations arena in countering the Islamic State's narrative. IS has mastered the art of using social media to advance its status among Muslims and for recruitment purposes. David Gartenstein-Ross and Nathaniel Barr believe they have some solutions to this vexing problem. They are saying that there is a gap in the analytic framework that leaves Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) practitioners at a disadvantage. Read "Fixing How We Fight the Islamic State's Narrative", War on the Rocks, January 4, 2016.

"Safe to Say". You have to love the spokespersons for the Defense Department. Adm Kirby was the last one that I could really like. The others . . .
Question: "Is it safe to say that there is still a combat mission in Afghanistan?"
Peter Cook: "It's safe to say Afghanistan is a dangerous place."

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