“The stigma of psy-ops is that it manipulates people, which is not true,”

said Capt. Jose Taduran, who leads the military information support team, or MIST.MIST is the kinder, gentler acronym now being used for psychological operations, which is a term senior leaders here now discourage.

Despite the success, Taduran echoed the complaint that psy-ops and civil affairs teams don’t receive the respect and recognition as the more glamorous commando, or “direct action” teams.

“Nobody understands us,” he said. “We get no respect because it’s complicated. Nobody wants to sit down and listen to an explanation as to why we shouldn’t just go in and kick doors.”  — U.S. Special Forces Target Hearts and Minds

OEF-P ain’t bleeding American blood, so most of you don’t even know it’s going on.  Probably just as well.   What you don’t know the moonbats don’t either. 

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