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Influence Operations

July 2013
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
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Influence Operation
Attitudes Behavior
Public Opinion

Information Warfare
Mass Media

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Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Cothrel, Timothy J.  Air Force Public Affairs: Operating Under the Influence.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, 2007.  39 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 C843a

Davis, Paul K. and others.  Understanding and Influencing Public Support for Insurgency and Terrorism: Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2012.  232 p.  (RAND corporation monograph series)
Book call no.: 363.32516 U55

Haulman, Daniel L.  USAF Psychological Operations, 1990-2003.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Force Historical Research Agency, May 23, 2003.  21 p.  (Short Studies on Recent Operations)
Book call no.: 358.413434 H372u

Ideas as Weapons: Influence and Perception in Modern Warfare, edited by G. J. David, Jr. and T. R. McKeldin, III.  Washington, Potomac Books, 2009.  458 p.
Book call no.: 355.343 I19

Influence Warfare: How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas, edited by James J. F. Forest.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2009.  392 p.
Book call no.: 363.325 I43

Johnson, Eric B.  Psychological Operations for Irregular Warfare: Winning the Support of Population X.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2012.  47 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 J664p

Keller, Rebecca A.  Influence Operations and the Internet: A 21st Century Issue: Legal, Doctrinal and Policy Challenges in the Cyber World.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, February 17, 2010.  22 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 K296i

Larson, Eric V. and others.  Understanding Commanders' Information Needs for Influence Operations.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND Arroyo Center, 2009.  133 p.
Book call no.: 355.343 U551

Morris, Brett.  Why the Air Force Canít Do Influence Operations: Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Implementing a Non-Traditional Mission.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, February 23, 2007.  38 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 M8751w

Munoz, Arturo.  U.S. Military Information Operations in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2012.  175 p.  (RAND Corporation monograph series)
Book call no.: 958.10478 M967u

Rate, Christopher R.  Can't Count It, Can't Change It: Assessing Influence Operations Effectiveness.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2011.  26 p.  (USAWC strategy research project)

Rowland, Lee and Tatham, Steve.  Strategic Communication & Influence Operations: Do We Really Get It?  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2010.  9 p.  (Special series, 10/08)
Book call no.: 355.3434 R883s

More books and documents on: Influence Operations.

Recent Articles

Alderson, Alexander.  Influence, The Indirect Approach and Manoeuvre.  RUSI Journal 157:36-43 February-March 2012.

Efaw, James M.  Social Networking Services: The New Influence FrontierIO Sphere pp 4-7 Winter 2009.

Flaherty, Chris.  3D Tactics and Information Deception.  Journal of Information Warfare 7:10 September 2008.

Morgan, Matthew and Pool, Jeff.  Public Affairs and Information Operations: An Influence Capability. Marine Corps Gazette 94:28-29 April 2010.

Murphy, Dennis M.  The Future of Influence in Warfare.  Joint Force Quarterly 64:47-51 1st Quarter 2012.

Yuill, Jim and others.  Using Deception to Hide Things from Hackers: Processes, Principles, and Techniques.  Journal of Information Warfare 5:26-40 November 2006.

Air University Research

Influence Operations
Public Opinion

Information Warfare
Psychological Operations


Friedman, Herb.  PSYOP in Support of Hurricane Andrew Recovery Operations.

Lopacienski, Edward M. and others.  Influence Operations: Redefining the Indirect Approach.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2011.  185 p.

Mackay, Andrew and others.  The Effectiveness of US Military Information Operations in Afghanistan 2001-2010: Why RAND Missed the Point.  Shrivenham, United Kingdom, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, December 2012.  24 p.  (Central Asia series, 12/02a).

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