American Samizdat

Tuesday, February 06, 2007. *
A U.S. Army manual on psychological operations (pdf) elaborates upon the role of PSYOP in military activities.

"The employment of any element of national power, particularly the military element, has always had a psychological dimension. Foreign perceptions of U.S. military capabilities are fundamental to strategic deterrence. The effectiveness of deterrence hinges on U.S. ability to influence the perceptions of others."

"The purpose of PSYOP is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to U.S. national objectives... When properly employed, PSYOP can save lives of friendly and adversary forces by reducing the adversaries' will to fight. By lowering adversary morale and reducing their efficiency, PSYOP can also discourage aggressive actions and create dissidence and disaffection within their ranks, ultimately inducing surrender."

The 179 page manual has not been approved for public release, but a copy was obtained by Secrecy News.

See "Psychological Operations [pdf]," Field Manual FM 3-05.30, April 2005.

Along simular lines...

Also, I debated with myself on wheather or not to give the following it's own post, as most will discount it no matter how much proof or empirical evidence is given on the subject:

Mind Games

New on the Internet: a community of people who believe the government is beaming voices into their minds. They may be crazy, but the Pentagon has pursued a weapon that can do just that.


From Defence tech:

200 Years of "Mind Control"
Inside the Mind Control Conspiracy
Inside the Mind Control Conspiracy, part II.
posted by Uncle $cam at 2:58 PM
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