U.S. Military Using Heavy Metal In Their Fight Against The Taliban
The U.S. military has been using heavy metal in their fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan, according the Associated Press. Here's an excerpt of the article:
US special forces have a novel weapon in the fight to expel Taliban from a desolate and war-weary farming community in southern Afghanistan -- heavy metal music.
When insurgents open fire in Marjah, an armoured vehicle wired up to powerful speakers blasts out country, heavy metal and rock music so loudly it can be heard up to two kilometres (one mile) away.
The playlist has been hand-selected to annoy the Taliban, according to one US special forces officer.
"Taliban hate that music," said the sergeant involved in covert psychological operations, or "psy ops", in the area in Helmand province.
In fact, this is not a "novel weapon," as special ops have been using these tactics for years. This part was priceless though:
"How effective the method is in sending the Taliban running for cover is difficult to tell, but local children certainly don't like it -- many of them cover their ears from the onslaught of loud bass guitars and drums."
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