Last week, in compliance with a Freedom of Information Act request, the Defense Department released 247 pages of documents related to the Iraq war. Russ Kick at The Memory Hole points out a section on psychological operations (psyops) in Iraq and, specifically, leaflets designed (but apparently not used) to be dropped over civilian areas. A few of the designs, which drew a note of approval from an unnamed Pentagon employee ("These look very interesting!"), are featured here in English; had they been approved, they would've been translated into Arabic. And here's a gallery of actual psyops leaflets dropped in Iraq in 2002 and 2003.
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