US special forces fighting in Afghanistan to expel the Taliban have found a new weapon as part of their “psychological operations” in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan- heavy metal music.
According to reports, when insurgents open fire in the region, an armoured vehicle wired up to powerful speakers plays heavy metal and rock music at deafening sounds, so loud that it can be heard up to a mile away.
“Taliban hate that music. Some locals complain, but it’s a way to push them to choose. It’s motivating Marines as well,” The Telegraph quoted a sergeant involved in the operation, as saying.
The sergeant added that they also broadcast messages from the Afghan Government, as well as threats to the Taliban.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Brian Christmas, the commander of US Marines in northern Marjah, said he was unaware of the musical psychological operations.
“It’s inappropriate. I’m going to ask this to stop right now,” he added.
Source: Yahoo! News
US special forces fighting in Afghanistan to expel the Taliban have found a new…
by Tactical-Life.com / Apr 6, 2010