The Information Doppelgänger in Psychological Warfare
Malekos Smith, Jessica "Zhanna". "The Information Doppelgänger in Psychological Warfare." Real Clear Defense (January 13, 2017).
2 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 13, 2017
The Russian military’s conception of psychological operations is eerily similar to Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novella, The Double. In fact, this story is an insightful teaching device for anyone who wishes to understand Reflexive Control. Reflexive Control is a psychological warfare technique that was developed by the Soviet military to influence enemy commanders in their decision-making processes. To promote an understanding of this technique across the U.S. armed services, this article offers a creative approach.
Keywords: Military Doctrine, Russia, Information Operations, Information Doppelgänger, Soviet Military Doctrine, Reflexive Control, Psychological Operations
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