Must read book The Exception to the Rulers by Amy Goodman Isbn:13:978-1-4013-0799-8 page 14
"Psyops is the military way of winning the hearts and minds of a population. According to the Department of Defense, psyops is intended to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the US. Under the Bush administration Psyops was used on the American People.
Congressional delegations – known in military jargon as CODELs – are no strangers to spin. U.S. lawmakers routinely take trips to the frontlines in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they receive carefully orchestrated briefings and visit local markets before posing for souvenir photos in helmets and flak jackets. Informally, the trips are a way for generals to lobby congressmen and provide first-hand updates on the war.CNBC Monday reported on recordings made by an Earthworks activist at a Houston oil and gas industry confab last week. The tapes reveal that companies use psyops techniques and even former military personnel to break the “insurgency” of community activism opposing domestic drilling."