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AFGHANISTAN

Page history last edited by Drew Chaney 3 years, 7 months ago

AFGHANISTAN

 

Not much is known about the PSYOPS capability of the nation of Afghanistan.  What is clear is that the nation is synonymous with

the brave, robust and couragious fight against Soviet Invasion during the Raegan years of the Cold War. It now infamous for it's TALIBAN history.

This page primarily deals with the modern theatre of operations that is Afghanistan i.e. Coalition Forces invading the country to overthrow the Taliban.  

The country is governed by a democractically elected government whilst security is still maintained under the auspices of NATO and it's International Security Assistance Force ISAF.  

The patches and insignia reflect this fact.

 

THE AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY

 

Coalition forces continue to train, coach and mentor the fledgling Afghan National Army. The US Army is not allowed to teach the ANA PSYOPS, However, under the Afghan Army Information Dissemination Operations programme (AIDO) ANA soldiers are taught how to dissmeinate truthful information amongst their won and civilian / tribal areas. The Coalition Forces ahve realsied that information dissemiantion is best undertaken under the auspices of ANA soldiers. AIDO graduation photos show ANA soldieras receiving an AIDO qualification insignia and freinds havings erved in A-Stan confirm that these information disseminators have cloth isnignia based upon the US Knight and crossed swords insignia. The follwoing is a representation of would these insignai look like.

 

AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL ARMY

 

Coalition Forces PSYOPS unit insignia

 

 
GERMAN OPINFO troops in Kabul - theatre made patch

GERMAN TACTICAL PSYOPS TEAM Kandahar

15 UK PSYOPS Group patch desert subdued Afghanistan 2009  
 
NATO PSYOPS SUPPORT ELEMENT

ISAF Regional PSYOPS Support Element North

 

ISAF German Target Audience Analysis Unit 

 

2009 Polish PSYOPS contingent

Afghanistan

The PSYOP Task Force Afghanistan

US IC34 PSYOP Ghazni 
   
 US Military Information Support Operations Task Force Afghanistan:  Kabul    
     
     

 

NATO / COALITION MULTINATIONAL PSYOPS Unit items

 

     

JOINT PSYOPS TASK FORCE

COMBINED JOINT PSYOPS TASK FORCE - ISAF

THEATRE PSYOPS SUPPORT ELEMENT

 

 

CJPOTF 2008 edition

CJPOTF 2008 subdued version - worn by French forces

CJPOTF 2009 version 

     

INFORMATION OPERATIONS

 

2 variants of the currnet (2008) NATO ISAF Info Ops unit patch

 

Comments (4)

Drew Chaney said

at 6:40 pm on Mar 14, 2009

ORANGE Script colour denotes a WANT by Drew Chaney. Can you help?

Drew Chaney said

at 4:46 pm on Dec 12, 2009

ANA - AIDO Course
I desperately need your help to locate, identify or add any relevant infromation on the AIDO cloth patch.

Drew Chaney said

at 3:09 pm on Jan 24, 2013

2012 saw huge growth in Afghan Information Dissemination Operations - AIDO Training Program. In Jnauary 2013 AIDO had been replaced by Afghan Inform and Influence Methods training AIIM.

Drew Chaney said

at 3:10 pm on Jan 24, 2013

AIDO items now secured and 'in-collection'. With AIDO replaced by AIIM, does this mean the AIDO tab is no longer current - replaced by AIIM?

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