(PALM BEACH POST) — WEST PALM BEACH — This isn’t the first time music has been weaponized.
A biblical example: Joshua’s Israelites trumpeted rams’ horns to terrify the people of Jericho. A Hollywood example: Helicopters blared Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” through loudspeakers while strafing Asian villagers in “Apocalypse Now.”
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In real-life Panama in 1989, U.S. soldiers played high-volume rock and hip-hop to roust Manuel Noriega from his lair. At Abu Ghraib in 2004, American interrogators blasted heavy metal to weaken Iraqi captives’ resolve.