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Psychological Operations

Psychological Operations

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FM 3-05.30 
MCRP 3-40.6 
Psychological Operations 
April 2005
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical oroperational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or byother means. This determination was made on 15 December 2004. Other requests for this documentmust be referred to Commander, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center andSchool, ATTN: AOJK-DTD-PO, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5000.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:
Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.
Headquarters, Department of the Army
 
*FM 3-05.30MCRP 3-40.6
Field Manual HeadquartersNo. 3-05.30 Department of the ArmyWashington, DC, 15 April 2005
Psychological Operations
Contents
Page
PREFACE
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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
.....................................1-1Overview .................................................................................................................1-1 Mission of PSYOP ...................................................................................................1-2 Roles of PSYOP ......................................................................................................1-3 Policies and Strategies ............................................................................................1-4 PSYOP Core Tasks ................................................................................................1-5 Command Authority of PSYOP Forces ...................................................................1-6 PSYOP Approval Authorities ...................................................................................1-6 Special Considerations ...........................................................................................1-9 
Chapter 2 PSYOP MISSION AND INSTRUMENTS OF NATIONAL POWER
.......................2-1PSYOP in Support of Diplomatic Measures ............................................................2-1 PSYOP in Support of Information Measures ..........................................................2-2 PSYOP in Support of Military Operations ...............................................................2-3 PSYOP in Support of Economic Measures .............................................................2-5 
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors onlyto protect technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International ExchangeProgram or by other means. This determination was made on 15 December 2004. Other requests for thisdocument must be referred to Commander, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center andSchool, ATTN: AOJK-DTD-PO, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5000.
Destruction Notice:
Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of thedocument.Marine Corps distribution: PCN 14300012700*This publication supersedes FM 3-05.30, 19 June 2000.
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Chapter 3 ORGANIZATION, FUNCTION, AND CAPABILITIES
............................................ 3-1PSYOP Group ........................................................................................................ 3-1 Headquarters and Headquarters Company ............................................................ 3-2 Regional PSYOP Battalion ..................................................................................... 3-3 Tactical PSYOP Battalion ....................................................................................... 3-6 Dissemination Battalion ........................................................................................ 3-10 
Chapter 4 COMMAND AND CONTROL
................................................................................. 4-1General ................................................................................................................... 4-1 United States Special Operations Command ......................................................... 4-3 United States Army Special Operations Command ............................................... 4-5 United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command ........... 4-7 Theater Special Operations Command .................................................................. 4-7 Psychological Operations Task Force .................................................................... 4-7 Deployment ............................................................................................................. 4-9 Multinational Operations ....................................................................................... 4-10 Interagency Coordination ...................................................................................... 4-10 Liaison and Coordination Operations ................................................................... 4-11 
Chapter 5 MISSION PLANNING AND TARGETING
.............................................................. 5-1Planning .................................................................................................................. 5-1 Seven Steps of the MDMP ..................................................................................... 5-5 Planning in a Time-Constrained Environment ...................................................... 5-15 PSYOP in the Targeting Process ......................................................................... 5-16 Training ................................................................................................................. 5-18 Specific Planning Considerations ......................................................................... 5-18 Essential Planning Documents ............................................................................. 5-20 
Chapter 6 EMPLOYMENT
...................................................................................................... 6-1Psychological Operations Process ......................................................................... 6-1 Psychological Operations Assessment Team ........................................................ 6-4 Task Force ............................................................................................................. 6-8 Communications ................................................................................................... 6-12 Reachback ............................................................................................................ 6-16 
Chapter 7 INFORMATION OPERATIONS
............................................................................. 7-1General ................................................................................................................... 7-1 PSYOP and Information Operations ....................................................................... 7-2 
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