Site Update:War & Peace Preview: 2011 : :
This years War & Peace show was our most ambitious yet, we tried to recreate the Dak To launch site and a Brightlight team on duty. We have lots of pictures and videos to come but for us this quote from a historian with knowledge of Dak To made it all worth it.
Just like to convey to your team what an excellent job you all did in portraying the DAK TO Launch Site @ this years War and Peace Show. Very best regards,
Green Hornet (20th SOS) AS.
By the 1970s, the Stasi had decided that the methods of overt persecution that had been employed up to that time, such as arrest and torture, were too crude and obvious. It was realised that psychological harassment was far less likely to be recognised for what it was, so its victims, and their supporters, were less likely to be provoked into active resistance, given that they would often not be aware of the source of their problems, or even its exact nature. Zersetzung was designed to side-track and "switch off" perceived enemies so that they would lose the will to continue any "inappropriate" activities.