Authoritative source of information on Psychological Operations (PSYOP) or as it is now called Military Information Support Operations (MISO). Written by a retired senior Army Officer and former Honorary Colonel of the PSYOP Regiment.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Cuban Sonic Weapon Aimed at US Embassy?
On Monday, June 5, 2017 I posted “Is it time to retire Loud
Speakers in Favor of LRAD?” More recently there have been a number of articles
concerning hearing and other medical problems being experienced by employees of
the US Embassy in Cuba. You can find one such article from Task & Purpose
I am in no way saying that a Long Range Acoustical
Device (LRAD) was or could have been used to create these medical issues. One
expert quoted in the article was quoted as saying that there are no devices
that could possibly create the systems of hearing loss, mild traumatic brain
injury, nausea, etc. from an acoustic device. The expert felt that since there
are no such devices that can cause acoustical damage without being herd, this
was a non-story.
Another article in the UK based Guardian says “16
people were affected by unexplained problems at Havana embassy” (See: http://bit.ly/2gcQwDy, which is also the photo
Sources say that the ‘incidents’ started in September
2016 and ended this April.
Thus far there is no firm resolve as to what caused
the medical issues or even if there was a common cause. However, wouldn’t be
interesting to ‘infect’ foreign citizens in your country as a means of
discouraging their presence? Could you also employ stories about such incidents
as propaganda encouraging foreign citizens to stay home?
All of this would be great fodder for Social Media
whether true or not and of course from a PSYOP or counter propaganda perspective,
we don’t care if it’s true, only the impact.