Psychological Operations (PSYOP)
This leaflet was dropped from Coalition PSYOP aircraft during Desert Storm. It looks exactly like Iraqi money on one side and was printed with detailed
instructions regarding surrender procedures on the other. The leaflets were printed this way for (at least) two related reasons: One, they would be easily
mistaken for real money, providing incentive for the Iraqi soldier to grab it; Two, if picked up, the soldier could easily hide it amongst his own money.
There was good reason for this safety measure, as Iraqi military policy was to execute anyone in possession of such "Safe Passage" tickets.
US Army Psychological Operations Forces Overview - Special Operations.Com
Army 2010: Information Superiority
Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command -GlobalSecurity.org
Desert Storm PSYOP Command and Control
US SOUTHCOM Public Affairs After Action Report Supplements, "OperationJust Cause "
Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990. (Unclassified) Courtesy of the National Security Archive at George Washington
(#5 and #6 contain a comprehensive list of songs played while Manuel Noriega was in hiding).
History of Psychological Warfare
EC-130 Commando Solo
Enemy Radio PSYOP
PSYOP at War
Clancy explain Special Ops in `Shadow Warriors'
Reserves play vital role in Bosnia -Mentions Civil
A mission by some U.S.military in Bosnia to influence the "hearts and
minds" ofthe civilian population is reported by Jeffrey Kaye, KCET-Los Angeles.
MEDIA -Based on FM-133