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Psychological Operations

As U.S. forces assembled in the Persian Gulf region, the Pentagon conducted one of the biggest information wars in its history. Thousands of leaflets were dropped over Iraq. At Fort Bragg, N.C., engineers with the Psychological Operations Unit -- known as Psy Ops -- produced radio broadcasts that mimicked Iraqi stations. Key Iraqi officials have received E-mails and cell phone calls crafted by Psy Ops officers. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.