British Intelligence bomb Taliban with SMS in psychological warfare
December 12th, 2006

According to an article in The Sun, SMS – instead of leaflets falling from the sky – are being used in psychological warfare by the British in Afghanistan – a concept used by military institutions throughout history. [via SMS Text News]

“Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are being bombarded by a devastating new British weapon — the text message.

“Intelligence chiefs find out the numbers of the enemy’s mobile phones then send them waves of messages to confuse them and destroy morale.

Texts range from simple abuse such as ‘We know who you are, give up’ or ‘Go home, you’ll never beat us’. Other texts are disguised as messages from comrades to spread duff information.

The text attacks are carried out by the 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group, based at the Intelligence Corps’ HQ in Chicksands, Beds.”

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