Magazine June 13, 2016, Issue

Memorandum

TO: HRC

FROM: D. BROCK

IN RE: DEBATE STRATEGIES,

PSYOPS

Dear H:

I don’t need to tell you how ugly and nasty this campaign is going to be. Your opponent has already dragged the discourse down to an almost unbelievably gutter level. But let’s face facts: It’s all going to come down to the debates, and in that setting, you must be prepared to do what it takes.

To that end, the team and I have put together some key “psychological operations,” or “PSYOPS,” that we’ll be developing over the coming weeks. None of these, obviously, are set in stone, but it’s a good snapshot of

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