information_radio_leaflet.jpgPsyWar is a website dedicated to the dark arts of psychological warfare and propoganda.

It has a huge archive of propoganda and psychological warfare material from wars past, including copies of leaflets dropped into enemy territory to persuade soldiers and civilians that they were fighting for a lost cause.

The website also has articles and analyses of the techniques used in times past (including a fasinating article on the use of rumour campaigns) with commentary on their effectiveness and cultural impact.

It is interesting to compare these historical materials, largely created by government departments, with the increasing trend for corporations to provide ‘psyops’ services on a consultancy basis (as previously reported on Mind Hacks).

More recently, PsyWar reports on how psychological warfare is being used in the current campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Link to PsyWar website.

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