iPod: Helping to win hearts and minds in Iraq.

iNfantryTurns out the iPod is being used by soliders for psychological operations in Iraq. A very creative solider used his iPod and a loudspeaker to broadcast Iraqi pop music while on an operation to distribute food.

Another soldier is using a transmitter to do the same thing. The transmitter and iPod use a very low powered system (normally used for rescue beacons) to transmit a pro-coalition message along with Iraqi pop-music. Religious extremeists in the area have recently cracked down on the transmission of certain types of music, so the broadcasts are more then likely welcome in the area.

[via Wired]

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