The Latest Weapon Against The Taliban? Loud Guitars!
Special forces in Afghanistan have traded guns for guitars in an effort to drive out the Taliban using heavy metal music. Whenever insurgents in Marjah open fire on American soldiers, a special armored vehicle starts playing music from bands like Metallica, Thin Lizzy and The Offspring loud enough to be heard a mile away. “Taliban hate that music,” says one sergeant. “Some locals complain but it’s a way to push them to choose. It’s motivating Marines as well.” Higher ups, including the lieutenant colonel commanding Marines in northern Marjah, say they were unaware of the musical psychological warfare and find it inappropriate. (Sun)