In Code Name Halloween 38 we take a hard look at what is known as PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) or Black Propaganda. Thinking outside the box is a quality that Angelique Dawson has in great proportions and it is needed when you want to weaken your enemy from within. I wanted to know how far such operations are effective and thus we went into history to find the answers. It was an interesting book to write, the research that came out made me think hard about PSYOPS, a black art that few mastered. From my own service years, I knew the basics. I knew that we as well as the enemy were subjected to much indoctrination since the day we were born. I knew that we were fighting for a lost cause. Yet we kept on fighting without questioning too much because our Afrikaner psyche is one of self-discipline and respect for elders. We believed that we were right, the rest of the world wrong and sprouting disgusting communist views about us. I wanted to understand how and if PSYOPS works. Enormous resources are allocated to PSYOP Operations by all nations every year, it is a way of living. But is it worth it? Did it work in times of war? We try to answer these questions and our conclusions are interesting enough to be studied by Eastern Military Academies. Especially the statistics we uncovered make for thought-provoking reading. I further wanted to show you how PSYOPS Operations are done in our world because it is not generally known in what ways spies are able to create havoc when using PSYOPS to the maximum. If you then combine your operational threats against the enemy with Special Forces backing you, you are able to make strong men cry and weak ones pass out at the mere thought of you planting the seeds of mistrust in their minds, sowing discontent. It is a thoroughly dirty campaign and not for the faint of heart. When successful, internal conflict and civil war are often the result, innocents may die. On the other hand, your own losses may be reduced and that is why it is taken seriously by the most successful Generals.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in western Mozambique using every known method in PSYOPS (Psychological Operations or Black Propaganda) and a few others she created to destabilise Zimbabwe. Her objective is to stir up as much trouble as possible between Zimbabwe and China, the country’s only major friend. To do so, she is flying covert missions into Zimbabwe with a specially equipped Aérospatiale Super Frelon helicopter, causing havoc wherever she can. It is a dangerous business, she is wanted in that country and if she is captured or any of her men, they will die a horribly prolonged death. The helicopter she flies looks like the ones flown by the Chinese Air Force, the Changhe Z-8, an exact copy and a common sight in Zimbabwe. She was ambushed in a previous mission, Code Name Mel’s Choice, whilst flying in air supplies for a dissident movement and barely escaped being shot down. That insult is not forgotten, she wants revenge, to send a harsh message back. Consequently, she is deliberately flying towards an ambush site, but she has an ace card, she is going to attack the ambushers with heavy mortars when they expect it least. To do so, she needs to insert an entire Army Special Forces platoon with their heavy mortars and bombs clandestinely, and then extract them to safety again if she survives the ambush. This is an intricate military operation fraught with risk and one she needs help with. Her ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, is commanding and advising as best he can. Yet, she has her own ideas and not listening. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Halloween 38 is the twenty-sixth book of the popular GMJ Series.