Friday, October 1, 2010

How Ghosts, Superstitions, and Vampires Jave Been Used for Psychological Warfare

The U.S. military has used ghosts, superstitions, and vampires for psychological warfare operations, documents reveal.
Military psy ops aren't limited to leaflets, propaganda broadcasts, and Korean pop music. In the past, the US military has played on their opponent superstitions of vampires, ghosts, and astrology. Here are some strange examples.

In World War II, US forces exploited the Nazi's predilection to put stock in superstitions and the occult. The Rand Corporation's 1950 memorandum "The Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare" details how pseudoscience connoisseur Joseph Goebbels counteracted Allied attempts to strike fear into the superstitious strata of the German population: Read more

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