Tales Less Told - unconventional lives in Africa & beyond

Line of Fire #4: the role of Psychological Operations in war - a General speaks

April 17, 2019
Tales Less Told - unconventional lives in Africa & beyond
Line of Fire #4: the role of Psychological Operations in war - a General speaks
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Tales Less Told - unconventional lives in Africa & beyond
Line of Fire #4: the role of Psychological Operations in war - a General speaks
Apr 17, 2019
Tales Less Told
Show Notes

As Kleynhans served as a Brigadier General in the South African Army, and spent a large part of his career running Psychological Operations (PsyOps) in what became known as the Border War, the conflict in South West Africa/Namibia prior to its independence in 1989. 

In a wide-ranging discussion, As talks about the history of the war, the challenges of taking on the Soviet and Cuban backed SWAPO and PLAN forces, the role of propaganda in war, lessons from running a 23 year counter-insurgency campaign, and the age-old tensions between soldiers and politicians.

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